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The Resource An introduction to-- Donizetti : L'elisir d'amore, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

An introduction to-- Donizetti : L'elisir d'amore, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

Label
An introduction to-- Donizetti : L'elisir d'amore
Title
An introduction to-- Donizetti
Title remainder
L'elisir d'amore
Statement of responsibility
written by Thomson Smillie
Title variation
  • Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore
  • Elisir d'amore
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form. L'elisir d'amore, or The elixir of love, has remained popular for almost two centuries because of a touching tale and a galaxy of comic characters adapted from the traditional commedia dell' arte. Above all Donizetti poured into the score all the warmth and tenderness of the Italian temperament. His melodic invention never ceases to charm whether in the jolly rustic choruses, the exhilarating 'patter' numbers, or the sweet sadness of the beautiful arias, of which 'Una furtiva lagrima,' the great tenor showpiece, is the best known
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Also available as compact disc; previously issued as HNH International NAXOS 8.558120.
Cataloging source
NAXOS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smillie, Thomson
Dewey number
782.1
Form of composition
  • operas
  • not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Narrated in English; opera excerpts sung in Italian
LC call number
MT100.D66
LC item number
S65 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Unidentified performers ; David Timson, narrator
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1797-1848
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Timson, David
  • Donizetti, Gaetano
Series statement
Opera explained
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Donizetti, Gaetano
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
An introduction to-- Donizetti : L'elisir d'amore, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Streaming audio
  • Title from image of compact disc cover on Web page (viewed May 10, 2006)
  • Includes program notes
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tchaikovsky: The troubled boy (3:27) ; Conducting debut and tour in the US (3:32) -- Brahms: Upbringing in Hamburg (3:08) ; Later relationship with Clara (3:02) -- Liszt: Meeting the Countess Marie d'Agoult (3:24) ; Transforming Weimer (4:42) -- Bach: First surviving work (2:18) ; Incredible productivity but difficult personal relations (4:36) -- Chopin: Early recognition (3:11) ; Declining physical health (6:03) -- Mozart: A child prodigy (3:21) ; Expensive tastes, and resourcefulness (3:28) -- Verdi: Humble beginnings (3:03) ; Everlasting compulsion to work (4:06) -- Beethoven: Introduction (5:31) ; Attitude to publication and reception of Symphony No. 9 (3:32)
Control code
123818679
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Naxos Music Library; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781843790792
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
8.558120
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)123818679
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: MS Windows 98SE, or 2000, or XP; MS Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 1.7.1, FireFox 1PR, Netscape 7.1, or Opera 7.53; and Media Player 9 or 10
  • System requirements: Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or 10.3.5; MS Internet Explorer 5.2, Mozilla 1.7, Netscape 7.1, Opera 7.53, or Safari 1.0; Media Player 9.0. Or, Mac OS 8.6 / 9.0; MS Internet Explorer 5.1; Windows Media Player 7.1
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
An introduction to-- Donizetti : L'elisir d'amore, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Streaming audio
  • Title from image of compact disc cover on Web page (viewed May 10, 2006)
  • Includes program notes
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tchaikovsky: The troubled boy (3:27) ; Conducting debut and tour in the US (3:32) -- Brahms: Upbringing in Hamburg (3:08) ; Later relationship with Clara (3:02) -- Liszt: Meeting the Countess Marie d'Agoult (3:24) ; Transforming Weimer (4:42) -- Bach: First surviving work (2:18) ; Incredible productivity but difficult personal relations (4:36) -- Chopin: Early recognition (3:11) ; Declining physical health (6:03) -- Mozart: A child prodigy (3:21) ; Expensive tastes, and resourcefulness (3:28) -- Verdi: Humble beginnings (3:03) ; Everlasting compulsion to work (4:06) -- Beethoven: Introduction (5:31) ; Attitude to publication and reception of Symphony No. 9 (3:32)
Control code
123818679
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Naxos Music Library; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781843790792
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
8.558120
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)123818679
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: MS Windows 98SE, or 2000, or XP; MS Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 1.7.1, FireFox 1PR, Netscape 7.1, or Opera 7.53; and Media Player 9 or 10
  • System requirements: Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or 10.3.5; MS Internet Explorer 5.2, Mozilla 1.7, Netscape 7.1, Opera 7.53, or Safari 1.0; Media Player 9.0. Or, Mac OS 8.6 / 9.0; MS Internet Explorer 5.1; Windows Media Player 7.1
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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