The Rough Guide to Opera

The Rough Guide to Opera

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Sketches of opera composers, opera synopses, and CD reviews.The vehicle for this philosophy - Gottfried von Strassburga#39;s medieval poem Tristan a€” was suggested by his friend Karl Ritter, but the ... The orchestral score of Tristan is full of unimaginably complex chromatic harmonies, thick with dissonances and unresolved suspensions. ... comprising just two characters plus a few ancilliaries, and the music describes a single arc through three mono- lithic acts in whichanbsp;...

Title:The Rough Guide to Opera
Author:Matthew Boyden, Nick Kimberley
Publisher:Rough Guides - 2002


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