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    ... http://www.angelfire.com/biz/acousticdigest/operabooks.html
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 29, 1999
      > If summer brings you extra leisure time, you might
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      > want to dive into these
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      > fascinating books. Eavesdrop on Bernard Sherman's
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      > conversations with the
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      > leading lights of the early-music movement to
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      >
      > understand the intense
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      > passions that surround this area of musical life
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      > today. Or if
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      > you've enjoyed Terrence McNally's play "Master
      >
      > Class," take a look at the
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      > real thing: actual notes and exercises from Maria
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      > Callas's legendary
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      > seminars in the art of singing. And for history
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      > buffs,
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      > Anselm Gerhard's "The Urbanization of Opera: Music
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      > Theater in Paris in the
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      > Nineteenth Century" analyzes the development of
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      > grand opera--once as
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      > popular as today's musical blockbusters--within
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      > the
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      > context of urban
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      > expansion and the aftermath of revolution in
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      > 19th-century Paris.
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      > (See:
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      >
      >
      >
      http://www.angelfire.com/biz/acousticdigest/operabooks.html
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      >
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