Rossini : his life and works /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Osborne, Richard, 1943-
Format: Book
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition:2nd ed.
Series:Master musicians series.
Online Access:Table of contents only
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Table of Contents:
  • The formative years (1792-1810)
  • Venice and Milan (1811-1814)
  • Arrival in Naples (1815)
  • Rome and Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816)
  • Naples, Rome and Milan (1816-1817)
  • Mosè in Egitto and return to Pesaro (1818)
  • 1819-1821
  • Vienna, Verona, Venice (1822-1823)
  • Paris and London (1823-1824)
  • Paris (1824-1829)
  • Retirement from operatic composition
  • Bologna, Paris, Madrid (1829-1834): Stabat mater, Olympe Pélissier, and Balzac
  • Paris, the Rhineland, and return to Italy (1835-1846)
  • Times of Barricades and Assassinations: Bologna, Florence, and departure from Italy (1847-1855)
  • Return to Paris (1855)
  • Saturday soirées and a new Mass
  • Last years (1865-1868)
  • Entr'acte: some problems of approach to the works
  • The early operas (I): Farse for Venice's Teatro San Moisè
  • Overtures
  • The early operas (II): Demetrio e Polibio, L'equivoco stravagante, Ciro in Babilonia, La pieta del paragone
  • Tancredi: heroic comedy and the forming of a method
  • L'italiana in Algeri: formal mastery in the comic style
  • Milan and Venice (1813-1814): Aureliano in Palmira, Il turco in Italia, Sigismondo
  • Arrival in Naples (1815-1816): Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, La gazzetta
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia and the transformation of a tradition
  • Otello and the confrontation of tragedy
  • La Cenerentola: an essay in comic pathos
  • La gazza ladra and the semiseria style
  • Armida and the new romanticism
  • Moisè in Egitto (1818-1819) and Moïse et Pharaon (1827)
  • A lost masterpiece and a forgotten favourite: Ermione and Ricciardo e Zoraide
  • Rossini and Scott: La donna del lago
  • Maometto II (1820) and Le Siège de Corinth (1826)
  • Back from the shadows: Matilde di Shabran and Zelmira
  • Farewell to Italy: Semiramide
  • Il viaggio a Reims (1825) and Le Comte Ory (1828)
  • Guillaume Tell
  • Sacred music: Messa di Gloria, Stabat mater, Petite messe solennelle
  • Vocal and piano music: Early songs, Giovanna d'Arco, Les soirées musicales, Péchés de viellesse
  • Appendixes. A. Calendar ; B. List of works ; C. Personalia.