The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera

by Mervyn Cooke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521783933

ISBN-13: 9780521783934

Pub. Date: 12/08/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Celebrating the extraordinary diversity of operatic achievements in the twentieth century, this Companion brings together the work of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Beginning with a survey of operatic legacies, the volume analyzes regional styles and aesthetic trends, and features essays on opera and film, popular operetta and the musical, avant-garde music

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Celebrating the extraordinary diversity of operatic achievements in the twentieth century, this Companion brings together the work of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Beginning with a survey of operatic legacies, the volume analyzes regional styles and aesthetic trends, and features essays on opera and film, popular operetta and the musical, avant-garde music theatre and minimalism, market forces, changing styles and production trends.

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ISBN-13:
9780521783934
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

A chronology of twentieth-century opera Nigel Simeone; Part I. Legacies: 1. Opera in transition Arnold Whittall; 2. Wagner and beyond John Deathridge; 3. Puccini and the Italian tradition Virgilio Bernardoni; Part II. Trends: 4. Words and actions Caroline Harvey; 5. Symbolist opera: trials, triumphs, tributaries Philip Weller; 6. Expression and construction: the stage works of Schoenberg and Berg Alan Street; 7. Neo-classical opera Christopher Walton; Part III. Topographies: 8. France and the Mediterranean Nigel Simeone; 9. Austria and Germany, 1918–-1960 Guido Heldt; 10. Eastern Europe Rachel Beckles Willson; 11. Russian opera: between modernism and romanticism Marina Frolova-Walker; 12. American opera: innovation and tradition Elise K. Kirk; 13. Opera in England: taking the plunge Christopher Mark; Part IV. Directions: 14. Music theatre since the 1960s Robert Adlington; 15. Minimalist opera Arved Ashby; 16. Opera and film Mervyn Cooke; 17. Popular musical theatre (and film) Stephen Banfield; 18. Opera in the marketplace Nicholas Payne; 19. Technology and interpretation: aspects of 'modernism' Tom Sutcliffe.

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