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Henry W. Simon (1901–1970)

Forfatter af 100 Great Operas and Their Stories

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Fødselsdato
1901
Dødsdag
1970
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Charmingly nostalgic. The plot summaries and musical analyses herein are astute and still readable. At the same time, these books were in some ways sales catalogues, since they focused on the operas in Victor's collections, which were by necessity (in the pre-LP era) collections of highlights and excerpts rather than full operas. So the choice of content and the focus is not as useful here as many of the other popular opera summary books of the 20th century.
 
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therebelprince | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 21, 2024 |
Most of the best arias, transposed and arranged for amateur musicians to play and sing.
Pretty much covered the book with my sister in high school, and can still do some of my favorites.
 
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librisissimo | 3 andre anmeldelser | Oct 4, 2021 |
Learned to sing operatic solos out of this as a youngster. Loved the selections, and the accessible piano arrangements. Transposed to easier keys for the layman, but that didn't hurt us any.
 
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librisissimo | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jul 29, 2013 |
752. The Pocket Book of Great Operas, by Henry W. Simon and Abraham Veinus (read 6 Sep 1963) In September 1963 I became much interested in opera and read this book with much appreciation. I also listened to complete recordings of Aida and Carmen and was enthralled. Neither story is such as to enthrall, yet with the music they are stupendous. I went on to listen to Lucia di Lammermoor, saying its music was non-intrusive but its singing was tremendous. The version I heard had Maria Callas as Lucia and I found her tremendously good. I listened to 13 operas complete between September 1963 and Jan 1964. I subscribed to Opera News and listened to the radio broadcasts. But this craze of mine eventually faded and I seldom listen to opera now unless I happen to hear it on TV. But appreciation was fed by this book, and so it was a good thing.… (mere)
 
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Schmerguls | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 10, 2013 |

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1,143
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3.9
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ISBN
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