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    • The History of Classical Music

    • By: Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Also available: The History of Opera.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • highly recommend

    • By Walter on 02-09-04

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The History of Opera

    • By: Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Here is the colorful story of sometimes temperamental composers and even more temperamental singers working in an art form which has produced some of man's noblest artistic creations. This absorbing history is illustrated by over 100 musical examples by Naxos artists as well as some of the greatest singers of the 20th century, including Enrico Caruso and Fyodor Chaliapin.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • somewhat disappointing

    • By Walter on 02-01-04

    Regular price: $20.29

    • História da Ópera

    • By: Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated by: Irineu Franco Perpetuo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Desde suas origens, no século XVI, a ópera sempre foi uma paixão extravagante e cara. Ela também produziu algumas das mais sublimes obras de arte, de Monteverdi a Philip Glass, passando por Mozart, Wagner, Puccini e tantos outros. Com texto original em inglês de Richard Fawkes, este audiolivro conta a história da ópera desde suas origens, abordando a vida e a obra dos grandes compositores. O texto trata também das importantes manifestações na área da opereta.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To begin with Opera

    • By Isabel from Paraguay on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $4.90