- Hardcover: 793 pages
- Publisher: Boydell Press; Reprint edition (March 20 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843835258
- ISBN-13: 978-1843835257
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 5.7 x 24.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,841,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Handel's Operas, 1704-1726 Hardcover – Mar 20 2014
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One of the great monuments of musical scholarship of our day - a mine of information lucidly delved, sharply stimulating...a pleasure to read for its crisply expressed, infinitely discerning and above all loving responses to the works themselves. FINANCIAL TIMES
This volume is a monument to the source-critical method. It is a rigorous investigation of the bewilderingly abundant musical and literary sources of each opera, and its most lasting influence will be on future editions of Handel's music. EARLY MUSIC
This is a volume that every listener to or viewer of Handel's operas will want to purchase, and examine at length...Top marks for this reissue. FANFARE
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I have been waiting since 1995 for Volume II where Handel's best (and conversely, most pathetic) works would be analyzed. Sadly, I understand that Mr. Dean has since passed away and thus, I doubt that I will ever see the work completed. If any of you out there are musicologists and/or music historians, please consider filling in this disappointing gap!