Title Gretry & the Growth of Opera-Comique
Book Condition Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher Cambridge University Press 1986
052125129X / 9780521251297
Seller ID 11975
383pp, frontis, 9 plates, music examples. This is the first book in English on Grétry who composed some thirty-four opéras-comiques, twenty-four of these are given a chapter each, with plot summary, critical discussion, summary of different versions and history of performance in Paris. The biographical chapters incorporate original material from his Memoires, not previously translated. A comprehensive survey of opéra-comique between 1768 and 1791.