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Music and Theatre: Essays in Honour of Winton Dean
     

Music and Theatre: Essays in Honour of Winton Dean

by Fortune Nigel, Nigel Fortune
 

ISBN-10: 0521619289

ISBN-13: 9780521619288

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume of eleven essays, compiled as a tribute to Winton Dean on his seventieth birthday, focuses on that area which has absorbed Winton Dean's interest throughout his distinguished career: opera and other theatre music. The first half of the book covers the period from the late seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth. The second half of the book ranges

Overview

This volume of eleven essays, compiled as a tribute to Winton Dean on his seventieth birthday, focuses on that area which has absorbed Winton Dean's interest throughout his distinguished career: opera and other theatre music. The first half of the book covers the period from the late seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth. The second half of the book ranges over later opera: operacomique; Mendelssohn's operas; the influence of Wagner; the finales of Janácek's operas; and Britten's first two major operas, Peter Grimes and The Rape of Lucretia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521619288
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Winton Dean Philip Radcliffe; 2. Political allegory in late-seventeenth-century English opera Curtis A. Price; 3. Acis, Galatea and Polyphemus: a 'serenata a tre voci'? Brian Trowell; 4. George I's venetian palace and theatre boxes in the 1720s Colin Timms; 5. Vivaldi's and Handel's settings of Giustino Reinhard Strohm; 6. Handel and Charles Jennens's Italian opera manuscripts John H. Roberts; 7. Handel, Jennens and Saul: aspects of a collaboration Anthony Hicks; 8. 'L'art dramatico-musical': an essay David Charlton; 9. Mendelssohn's operas John Warrack; 10. Wagnerian tendencies in Italian opera Julian Budden; 11. The cathartic slow waltz and other finale conventions in Janácek's operas John Tyrrell; 12. Grimes and Lucretia Philip Brett; 13. A bibliography of the writings of Winton Dean Stephen Dean.

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