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Howard Mayer Brown

revised by Iain Fenlon

the earliest court operas, Monteverdi's Orfeo ( 1607 ), was commissioned by Prince Francesco Gonzaga of Mantua to entertain members of the Accademia degli Invaghiti. By the 18th century the Accademia degl'Intronati had its own theatre, described on the title-page of various opera librettos as the ‘Teatro Grande della nobilissima Accademia degl'Intronati’, where opera was performed during Carnival season. Various other academies even served as financial guarantors of opera seasons. Thus the Accademia degli Immobili in Florence supported opera productions at the


D.W. Krummel

revised by Bonna J. Boettcher

Winesanker as A List of Books on Music, 3/1979 as Books on Music: a Classified List 3/1979) [supersedes the association’s lists, 1935–57; lists books, periodicals, and scores] L.M. Cross : A Bibliography of Electronic Music (Toronto, 1967) “Directory of American Contemporary Operas,” Central Opera Service Bulletin , vol.10/2 (1967) RILM Abstracts (1967–) The CMP Library , ed. Music Educators National Conference (Washington, DC, 1967–8, rev. 2/1969by V.B. Lawrence ) D.L. Arlton : American Piano Sonatas of the Twentieth Century: Selective Analysis and Annotated


Timişoara , under the name Romanian State Opera from Cluj in Timişoara. Since its founding the Opera has produced over 200 operas, operettas, and ballets, of all schools and styles including over 40 Romanian works, many of them premières, most notably Oedipus by George Enescu and Meşterul Manole (‘Master Manole’) by Sigismund Toduţă. Since 1971 the Opera has performed with success in a series of tours throughout Western Europe, as well as in England, Turkey, Korea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and the former Czechoslovakia.


s, and has gone through the processes of international and national institutional accreditation. It currently offers degrees at all three levels, the BA, MA, and PhD. Its structure combines two branches of didactic activity: musical interpretation and musical creation, and theory and pedagogy. It is a true force for education, research, and musical creation, and possesses modern facilities and a determined and ambitious teaching staff all of which consolidates its prominent position among the South-Eastern European conservatories. In 2013 , the number of students


Altman Kellner

revised by Robert N. Freeman

and opere serie along with German operettas and Singspiele, some of the latter composed by Pasterwiz. This brilliant period faded with the reforms of Emperor Joseph II, and finally the Baroque theatre itself was demolished in 1804 to make room for a boarding school. In place of opera a series of oratorio performances was initiated by music director Beda Plank ( 1794–1830 ) with Haydn's The Creation ( 1800 ) and The Seasons ( 1805 ); the last of these took place in 1914 with Rheinberger's Christophorus. Under Abbot Thomas Mitterndorfer ( 1840–60 ) a new organ


films made for television. Nearly three decades later, in carrying out the mandate of the 1976 Copyright Act to establish an American Television and Radio Archives, the Librarian of Congress reviewed the status of all of the Library’s broadcast media (both sound recordings and moving image materials) and decided that it was more efficient to combine all visual, audio, and broadcast holdings into a single administrative unit. This resulted in the establishing of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound (MBRS) Division in 1978. The MBRS is responsible for


Jean-Michel Nectoux

concert performance with a narrated text (the usual solution, for the original text is now dated). In Pénélope , begun seven years later, Fauré found a subject that enchanted him, and this lyric drama contains his personal solution to the problem of post-Wagnerian opera; Pénélope can be described as a ‘song opera’, since it uses neither the classical aria with recitative nor Wagner’s continuous melody but rather a sequence of short lyrical flights, without repetition, linked by passages of arioso and, less often, plain recitative, sometimes without accompaniment. Pénélope