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eBook Sign-Off for the Old Met: The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, 1950-1966 ePub

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Covering the period from the beginning of the Rudolf Bing era to the destruction of the old Met in 1966, the new volume surveys two hundred broadcasts featuring luminaries For more than sixty-five years, the weekly Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera have.

Covering the period from the beginning of the Rudolf Bing era to the destruction of the old Met in 1966, the new volume surveys two hundred broadcasts featuring luminaries For more than sixty-five years, the weekly Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera have brought performances from one of the world's great opera companies to millions of listeners.

Home Browse Books Book details, Sign-Off for the Old Met: The .

Home Browse Books Book details, Sign-Off for the Old Met: The Metropolitan Opera. Sign-Off for the Old Met: The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, 1950-1966 - Vol. 1. By Paul Jackson. For more than sixty-five years, the weekly Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera have brought performances from one of the world's great opera companies to millions of listeners. As in Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met: The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, 1931-1950, the author uses unpublished documents and letters from the Metropolitan Opera Archives to tell behind-the-scenes stories of the players involved.

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts are a regular series of weekly broadcasts on network radio of full-length opera performances. They are transmitted live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Sign-Off for the Old Met: The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, 1950-1966. During the 1950s and '60s, he toured as pianist for many Metropolitan Opera singers and served as opera house manager for the Central City Opera and Drama Festivals in Colorado

Sign-Off for the Old Met: The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, 1950-1966. During the 1950s and '60s, he toured as pianist for many Metropolitan Opera singers and served as opera house manager for the Central City Opera and Drama Festivals in Colorado. In 1964 he began his long tenure as dean at Drake. A contributor to Opera News, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, he now enjoys writing and living in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Launched in 1931, the Met's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running .

Launched in 1931, the Met's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 2019-2020 season marks the 89th year of live Saturday broadcasts and will again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. Request Guides Submit Quiz Question View Station Finder Intermission Features. Support Met Broadcasts Explore Exclusive Content.

When the first two books of Jackson's groundbreaking chronicle were published, critics hailed them as. .

When the first two books of Jackson's groundbreaking chronicle were published, critics hailed them as "historical gold" (Denver Post), "a thorough and thoroughly entertaining history" (Boston Globe), and "an opera-lover's dream" (Opera News). In this new work, Paul Jackson expands his survey of the broadcasts by examining the decade that saw the move from the old house uptown to the technological marvel at Lincoln Center. There Rudolf Bing's final six years give way to four seasons of management turmoil until 1976, when James Levine was named music director and took hold of the Met's artistic future.

book by Paul Jackson. Jackson looks at 200 broadcasts featuring artists under the leadership of a host of great conductors including Reiner, Mitropoulos, and Solti.

Jackson looks at 200 broadcasts featuring artists under the leadership of a host of great conductors including Reiner, Mitropoulos, and Solti.

Bibliographic Details. Title: SIGN-OFF FOR THE OLD MET the Metropolitan. Publisher: Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon. This second volume of Paul Jackson's popular chronicle of the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts covers the period from the beginning of the Rudolf Bing era to the destruction of the old Met and the move to its present home at Lincoln Center. Established in 1974 - located in Ottawa, Canada - open 7 days, week.

The Metropolitan Opera (commonly known as The Met) is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as general manager. As of 2018, the company's current music director is Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Mojind Mojind
This is the second of three volumes that Jackson wrote on Metropolitan Opera Broadcast's from the 1930s to about 1976. Jackson has a highly experienced and sensitive ear which reviews both the singers and conductors in these broadcasts. This is wonderful reading for lovers of opera. You may not agree with his impression of every singer's voice but overall his remarks are intelligent and fair. Like many opera fans I grew up hearing these broadcasts and attended the Met frequently while in school in New York. With so many casts per year the broadcasts can range from weak to incredible. With the release of the two large Verdi and Wagner boxes of broadcasts it is fascinating to read Jackson's insights into the performances. You can also look for historical broadcasts which you can add to your collection. There are clearly many gem broadcast performances which can be heard through the Met's online archives and other sources. These books are a superb guide.
Hudora Hudora
Fascinating read. I attended or heard most of those performances -- and was in some of them. I disagree with some of his opinions but there's no way to argue about taste. Every page is a joy to read.
Grosho Grosho
Essential for fans of old Metropolitan Opera recordings, written with penetrating insights, style, and humor.
Alsanadar Alsanadar
Great book for all opera nuts.
Adorardana Adorardana
Those operaphiles who know Jackson's first volume, "Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met", have been waiting a number of years for this sequel. The format and style remain the same. One problem faced by Jackson in the sequel was the sheer magnitude of his task. In the earlier book many of the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts between 1931 (they began Christmas Day 1931) and 1950 were not preserved. Virtually all of the broadcasts (and then some) between 1950 and 1966, the years covered by this book, are preserved. Naturally, Jackson notes the highlights, those afternoons that live in the memories of those who heard them, but he also fairly notes those that, for whatever reason, fell short of the Gold Standard. He also shows the slow decline of the Met that began when true operatic giants like Bjoerling, Melchior, Flagstad, Bodanzky, and so forth left either no replacements or the replacements were in the hand (or, rather, throats) of a select few, such as Richard Tucker who upheld the standard for many years before his death. Mr Jackson not only provides an excellent narrative but also an appendix listing broadcast dates and casts. Highly recommended. The only sour note comes from the Metropolitan Opera itself whose Brownshirts work to prevent the legitimate sale of these out-of-copyright treasures except those that the Met sells at outrageous prices. Recordings of these are available in Europe and are well worth the effort to read Jackson's words and hear the actual performance.
Mr.Bean Mr.Bean
Mr. Jackson's three-book series on the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts have opened a whole new world to me in my passion for opera. I use all three of them for reference, and in the instances where he praises and raves about a particular broadcast, I've sought it out via Sirius broadcasts, or have actually been able to get my hands on the broadcast via other means. It is Mr. Jackson's books that have spawned my passion, which have resulted in my owning over one hundred and fifty Met broadcasts spanning the years 1940 through 2009. I do not always agree with Mr. Jackson's opinions about a particular singer's performance on a particular afternoon, but his opinions always have stimulated my interest. I owe him much. It has been his wonderful books on the Met broadcasts that made me a man on a mission: I simply HAD to hear what he was talking about. As a result, I've been able to hear three broadcasts of Licia Albanese's Butterfly (a role she never recorded commercially), multitudes of Zinka Milanov's broadcast roles (some of which SHE never recorded commercially), and the list goes on and on and on. These Jackson books have set me on the road to building a Met broadcast library-----and I always use his books as a reference. Again I repeat: I do not always share his opinions, but many times I do. He's a master and a scholar. I also admire the fact that he never bashes any artist. He's a complete gentleman in his evaluations of the broadcasts, and I admire him tremendously for stimulating in me such an interest and passion that was so much part of the Metropolitan Opera in the 1940's through the 1970's. These three books must have taken him years to put together, and I am in awe over what he has accomplished. Anyone who has spent as many years with the Met broadcasts as I have should be without any of these three books. They are truly treasures beyond measure.