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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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Fischer, Jan Frank (opera)

Oldřich Pukl.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 288 words.

(b Louny, Sept 15, 1921; d Prague, January 27, 2006). Czech composer . He studied at the Prague Conservatory (1940–45) and with Jaroslav Řidký (1945–8), and at the same time attended...

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Mshvelidze, Shalva Mikhaylovich (opera)

Evgeny Machavariani.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 450 words.

(b Tbilisi, 15/May 28, 1904; d Tbilisi, March 4, 1984). Georgian composer . His interest in music began in the Tbilisi Gymnasium choir. Later, after the family had moved to east...

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Some operas of the past ten years (1998–2008)

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

Since this book was originally published in 1998, there has been a spate of new operas, especially, but not exclusively, in the United States. A significant—and puzzling—change has taken...

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Svätopluk

Igor Vajda.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 625 words.

Opera in three acts by Eugen Suchoň to a libretto by the composer, Ivan Stodola and Jela Krčméry-Vrtel’ová after Stodola’s tragedy Král’ Svätopluk (‘King Svätopluk’); Bratislava,...

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