Handel As Orpheus / Edition 1

Handel As Orpheus / Edition 1

by Ellen T. Harris
     
 

Handel wrote over 100 cantatas, compositions for voice and instruments that describe the joy and pain of love. In the first comprehensive study of the cantatas, Harris investigates their place in Handel's life as well as their extraordinary beauty. This work brings greater understanding of Handel's development as a composer and new insight into the role of sexuality… See more details below

Overview

Handel wrote over 100 cantatas, compositions for voice and instruments that describe the joy and pain of love. In the first comprehensive study of the cantatas, Harris investigates their place in Handel's life as well as their extraordinary beauty. This work brings greater understanding of Handel's development as a composer and new insight into the role of sexuality in artistic expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674015982
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
0.90(w) x 6.69(h) x 9.61(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on the Musical Examples
  • Prologue: “The Ways of the World”
  • 1. Code Names and Assumed Identities
  • 2. Women’s Voices/Men’s Voices
  • 3. Pastoral Lovers
  • 4. Cantata Couples and Love Triangles
  • 5. Silence and Secrecy
  • 6. Culmination of the Private
  • Epilogue: “True Representation”
  • Appendix 1: Cantata Chronology
  • Appendix 2: Texts and Translations of the Continuo Cantatas
  • Bibliographic Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Title Index of Handel’s Cantatas, Duets, and Trios
  • General Index

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