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20070407

Maestros and Movies

4/6. For many, the history of opera conjures up great composers, works and singers. Daniel Snowman, who is writing a book about the social history of opera, suggests it also has a less familiar story: of patronage, money, audiences, architecture, and political, technological and social change. He examines opera's rising popularity in the early 20th century via the celebrity conductor and such novelties as recording and film.

04Maestros And Movies20070407

For many, the history of opera conjures up great composers, works and singers. Daniel Snowman, who is writing a book about the social history of opera, suggests it also has a less familiar story: of patronage, money, audiences, architecture, and political, technological and social change. He examines opera's rising popularity in the early 20th century via the celebrity conductor and such novelties as recording and film.