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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Arts florissants, Les

John S. Powell.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 134 words.

(‘The Flourishing Arts’)

Opéra in five scenes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier ; Paris, Hôtel de Guise, 1685–6.

La Musique [Music] (soprano), La Peinture...

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Mask of Orpheus, The

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 1489 words.

Lyric tragedy in three acts by Harrison Birtwistle to a libretto by Peter Zinovieff; London, Coliseum, 21 May 1986.

Birtwistle was first commissioned by the Royal Opera...

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Partenope

Anthony Hicks.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 1252 words.

Opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to a libretto anonymously adapted from Silvio Stampiglia ’s Partenope (1699, Naples) as revised for Venice (1708); London, King’s...

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Magic Fountain, The

Robert Anderson.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 631 words.

Lyric drama in three acts by Frederick Delius to his own libretto; London, BBC Radio, 20 November 1977.

In addition to the legend of a magic fountain, Delius’s second opera...

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Feuersnot

David Murray.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 906 words.

(‘Fire-Famine’)

Singgedicht (‘sung poem’, or ‘lyrical epigram’) in one act by Richard Strauss to a libretto by Ernst von Wolzogen; Dresden, Hofoper, 21 November...

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