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First and Lasting Impressions: Julius Rudel Looks Back on a Life in Music

  • Author: Paller, Rebecca
  • Author: Rudel, Julius
He looks back at his career with a good humour which suggests how he survived. . . . He and his co-author write engagingly. . . . Interesting for most opera-lovers, and, for those with transatlantic... More…



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  • Introduction
  • Early Life in Vienna and the Shadow of the Swastika
  • "The People's Opera" Takes Flight: The Early Years of New York City Opera
  • The Flying Baton: A Company in Transition
  • A Lighter Muse: Broadway Musicals
  • Brush Up Your Shakespeare and Return to Vienna
  • Inheriting the Wind
  • All-American
  • Intermezzo: The Company Way
  • Politics and Acoustics: The Move to Lincoln Center
  • Tintinnabulation: Don Rodrigo and a Young Star Named Domingo
  • A Summer Idyll: The Magic of Caramoor
  • Giulio Cesare and the Sills Phenomenon
  • The Kennedy Center: From Concept to Opening
  • Glory Days
  • Jon Vickers: The Third Time Was Not the Charm
  • Reversal of Fortune
  • Life after New York City Opera
  • Appendix: The Three American Seasons of New York City Opera
  • Index