Maria Callas : a musical biography

by Levine, Robert, 1944-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML420.C18 L48 2003
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Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML420.C18 L48 2003
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography B C131L
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Call Number  B C131L
Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 782.1092 L57
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 782.109 LEV
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This unique, photo-filled musical biography includes two CDs with nearly three hours of landmark performances by the great diva, accompanied by expert commentary.

Here is a true artistic biography, focusing on Maria Callas's musical development, her influence, her critical reception--and the specific qualities that have made her a legend for our time. The book features scores of photographs from throughout Callas's life and career, including many rare production photos. The CDs, featuring key recordings from throughout her career, are keyed to detailed discussions of the performances, making Callas's work accessible and enjoyable to beginners as well as die-hard opera afficionados. Selections include Bellini's "Casta Diva" (Norma), Rossini's "Una voce poco fa" (II barbiere di Siviglia), Puccini's "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca), Gounod's "Ah! Je veux vivre" (Romeo et Juliette), Verdi's "Caro nome" (Rigoletto), Massenet's "Adieu, notre petite table" (Manon), Bizet's "Pres de remparts de Seville" (Carmen), Spontini's "O Nume tutelar" (La vestale) and many more.

A discography, a chronology, a complete performance history, and more make this the ultimate book for learning about and loving opera and one of its greatest stars.
An extraordinary life
The art, the tradition, the voice
The performances of Maria Callas.

Additional Information
Subjects Callas, Maria, -- 1923-1977.
Sopranos (Singers) -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers :2003
Distributed by Workman Pub. Co.,
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + CD-ROM (4 3/4 in).
Bibliography Notes Discography: pages 217-220.
ISBN 1579122833
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