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The Oxford Illustrated History of Opera [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Roger Parker
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FEW genres in the history of music have their origins fixed with such apparent precision as opera: we know when and where the first through-composed music-dramas appeared on the stage-in Florence in the mid-1590s-and the precise political, social, and cultural contexts that gave them birth. Read the first page
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