Opera, Composers, Music. This work tells the story of the Mastersingers, Tannhauser, Lohengrin and so on, accompanied by a descriptive analysis of the music. The narrative of the story or the legend, a full descriptive analysis of the music of the opera (accompanied by illustrative musical quotations) go hand in hand, linked together in each chapter. (889 Pgs.) Red cloth boards with gilt lettering, slight separation at fore page, otherwise VG.AUTHOR: Ernest Newman PUBLISHER: The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia ISBN: YEAR: 1930 FORMAT: Hardcover EDITION: First Ed.