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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13: 0253063191
Total Pages : 281 pages
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Read and Download Matthew G. Brown book Ariane & Bluebeard in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAriane & Bluebeard. This book was released on 2022-11-01 with total page 281 pages. Book excerpt: Maurice Maeterlinck described his libretto Ariane et Barbe-bleue as "a sort of legendary opera, or fairy [opera], in three acts." In 1907, Paul Dukas finished setting Maeterlinck's libretto to music, and the opera's Paris premiere was lauded as a landmark in operatic history. Ariane & Bluebeard: From Fairy Tale to Comic Book Opera offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at this historic opera, including its structure, reception, and cultural implications. This lively collection juxtaposes chapters from experts in music, literature, the visual arts, gender studies, and religion and philosophy with vibrant illustrations by comic artist P. Craig Russell and interviews with performers and artists. Featuring material from newly discovered documents and the first English translation of several important sources, Ariane & Bluebeard allows readers to imagine the opera in its various incarnations: as symbolist show, comic book, children's fairy tale, and more.

Download Inside Bluebeard's Castle PDF

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 0195355059
Total Pages : 254 pages
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Read and Download Carl S. Leafstedt book Inside Bluebeard's Castle in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInside Bluebeard's Castle. This book was released on 1999-11-04 with total page 254 pages. Book excerpt: This is the first book-length examination of Bartók's 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle, one of the twentieth century's enduring operatic works. Writing in an engaging style, Leafstedt adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the opera by introducing, in addition to music-dramatic analysis, a number of topics that are new to the field of Bartók studies. These new areas of critical and scholarly terrain include a detailed literary study of the libretto and a gender-focused analysis of the opera's female character, Judith. Leafstedt begins with a short introductory chapter that places Duke Bluebeard's Castle within the context of Bartók's early composing career, his discovery of folk music, and its impact on his later work. The book goes on to explore the composition's troubled history, its failure to win two early Hungarian opera competitions, and the three versions of the ending that resulted, discussed here in depth for the first time. The core of the book is devoted to the musical and dramatic organization of the opera and offers an analysis of the seven individual door scenes, including a detailed analysis of scene six, the "lake of tears" scene, illustrating the work's complex tonal organization and dramatic structure. A separate chapter places this darkly psychological version of the Bluebeard story within the broader context of European history and literature. Throughout the book, Leafstedt draws on original Hungarian source material, much of it newly translated by the author and available here for the first time in English, and he includes a generous selection of musical examples. Inside Bluebeard's Castle is an ideal starting point for research in twentieth-century music, Hungarian cultural history, and opera studies, as well as an invaluable guide for anyone interested in Bartók's only opera.

Download Bartók and His World PDF

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ISBN 13: 0691219427
Total Pages : 250 pages
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Read and Download Peter Laki book Bartók and His World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBartók and His World. This book was released on 2020-10-06 with total page 250 pages. Book excerpt: Béla Bartók, who died in New York fifty years ago this September, is one of the most frequently performed twentieth-century composers. He is also the subject of a rapidly growing critical and analytical literature. Bartók was born in Hungary and made his home there for all but his last five years, when he resided in the United States. As a result, many aspects of his life and work have been accessible only to readers of Hungarian. The main goal of this volume is to provide English-speaking audiences with new insights into the life and reception of this musician, especially in Hungary. Part I begins with an essay by Leon Botstein that places Bartók in a large historical and cultural context. László Somfai reports on the catalog of Bartók's works that is currently in progress. Peter Laki shows the extremes of the composer's reception in Hungary, while Tibor Tallián surveys the often mixed reviews from the American years. The essays of Carl Leafstedt and Vera Lampert deal with his librettists Béla Balázs and Melchior Lengyel respectively. David Schneider addresses the artistic relationship between Bartók and Stravinsky. Most of the letters and interviews in Part II concern Bartók's travels and emigration as they reflected on his personal life and artistic evolution. Part III presents early critical assessments of Bartók's work as well as literary and poetic responses to his music and personality.

Download Secrets Beyond the Door PDF

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13: 0691127832
Total Pages : 261 pages
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Read and Download Maria Tatar book Secrets Beyond the Door in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSecrets Beyond the Door. This book was released on 2006-10-03 with total page 261 pages. Book excerpt: Maria Tatar analyses the many forms the tale of Bluebeard's wife has taken over time, showing how artists have taken the Bluebeard theme and revived it with their own signature twists.

Download Why Fairy Tales Stick PDF

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ISBN 13: 1135204349
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Jack Zipes book Why Fairy Tales Stick in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhy Fairy Tales Stick. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.

Download New Grove Book of Operas PDF

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ISBN 13: 0195309073
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Read and Download Stanley Sadie book New Grove Book of Operas in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew Grove Book of Operas. This book was released on with total page 766 pages. Book excerpt: The world's defiinitive single volume of opera reference including: full plot synopses, cast lists, singers, composers, literary and social history, recordings, and much more. Covers over 250 operas performed over the last quarter-century, additional works selected for interest, merit, or historical significance, 64 pages of color plates, 100 black-and-white photographs, fully cross-referenced with indexes and a glossary.

Download The Opera Manual PDF

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13: 0810888696
Total Pages : 488 pages
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Read and Download Nicholas Ivor Martin book The Opera Manual in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Opera Manual. This book was released on 2013-10-30 with total page 488 pages. Book excerpt: You are getting ready for a performance of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and you have a few questions. How many clarinets are in the orchestra? How many orchestra members appear onstage? How many different sets are there? How long does the opera typically run? What are the key arias? Are any special effects or ballet choreography required? Who owns the rights? Where was it premiered? What are the leading and supporting roles? The Opera Manual is the only single source for the answers to these and other important questions. It is the ultimate companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, featuring comprehensive information about, and plot summaries for, more than 550 operas—including every opera that is likely to be performed today, from standard to rediscovered contemporary works. The book is invaluable, especially for opera professionals, who will find everything they need for choosing and staging operas. But it is also a treasure for listeners. Similar reference books commonly skip over scenes and supporting characters in their plot summaries, lacking even the most basic facts about staging, orchestral, and vocal requirements. The Opera Manual, based on the actual scores of the works discussed, is the only exhaustive, up-to-date opera companion—a “recipe book” that will enable its readers to explore those operas they know and discover new ones to sample and enjoy.

Download Bluebeard PDF

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ISBN 13: 1628467622
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Casie E. Hermansson book Bluebeard in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBluebeard. This book was released on 2010-03-05 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: Bluebeard is the main character in one of the grisliest and most enduring fairy tales of all time. A serial wife murderer, he keeps a horror chamber in which remains of all his previous matrimonial victims are secreted from his latest bride. She is given all the keys but forbidden to open one door of the castle. Astonishingly, this fairy tale was a nursery room staple, one of the tales translated into English from Charles Perrault's French Mother Goose Tales. Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition is the first major study of the tale and its many variants (some, like “Mr. Fox,” native to England and America) in English: from the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century chapbooks, children's toybooks, pantomimes, melodramas, and circus spectaculars, through the twentieth century in music, literature, art, film, and theater. Chronicling the story's permutations, the book presents examples of English true-crime figures, male and female, called Bluebeards, from King Henry VIII to present-day examples. Bluebeard explores rare chapbooks and their illustrations and the English transformation of Bluebeard into a scimitar-wielding Turkish tyrant in a massively influential melodramatic spectacle in 1798. Following the killer's trail over the years, Casie E. Hermansson looks at the impact of nineteenth-century translations into English of the German fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, and the particularly English story of how Bluebeard came to be known as a pirate. This book will provide readers and scholars an invaluable and thorough grasp on the many strands of this tale over centuries of telling.

Download The Complete Opera Book PDF

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Total Pages : 637 pages
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Read and Download Gustav Kobbé book The Complete Opera Book in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Complete Opera Book. This book was released on 2022-08-10 with total page 637 pages. Book excerpt: This is one of the most comprehensive books ever written about opera. Not only does it contain stories of operas but also music from some of the famous arias. It is so well regarded that it has been updated many times, the latest being 1997. Mr Kobbe, unfortunately, died in an accident before the book was finished, but it was finished posthumously and the indices and photographs arranged for him.

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ISBN 13: 0190277955
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Richard D E Burton book Olivier Messiaen in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOlivier Messiaen. This book was released on 2016-08-01 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: The 20th century French composer Olivier Messiaen was a devout Roman Catholic and notably claimed that his music was an expression of his faith. Unsurprisingly, many performers and listeners consider Messiaen's strong religiosity central to their appreciation of the composer's music. Music scholars have devoted much energy to exploring how Messiaen's music was an extension of his religious beliefs. Yet, these works tend to discuss Messiaen's Catholicism solely in terms of personal religious identity and ignore the composer's broader connections to the cultural landscape of Roman Catholicism in France. In Olivier Messiaen: Texts, Contexts, and Intertexts (1937-1948) the late French literature scholar Richard Burton examines nine of Messiaen's works in the context of the broader French Catholic intellectual tradition. Drawing on an expansive knowledge of the Catholic literature and the surrealist tradition, Burton reveals that Messiaen's middle-period compositions are filled with intertextual references to the Bible and other theological writings, which Messiaen, given his reputation for falsifying facts, may have gone to great lengths to obscure. As a Catholic, Messiaen is presented as somewhat removed from the ethos of his time and place, taking no part in the social side of Catholicism that found expression in the Pétainist litany of 'Patrie, Famille, Travail'. Rather, Messiaen regarded himself as having a 'vertical' relationship with God, which could make him seem unworldly and even uncaring. With insights into the artistic careers of Messiaen's notable contemporaries and historical perspectives on the breakdown of French politics during World War II, Burton creates a vivid picture of the previously unexamined spiritual and philosophical inspirations behind Messiaen's pivotal mid-century compositions.

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Publisher : Pro Am Music Resources
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ISBN 13: 9780912483900
Total Pages : 436 pages
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Read and Download George Jellinek book History Through the Opera Glass in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistory Through the Opera Glass. This book was released on 1994 with total page 436 pages. Book excerpt: (Limelight). This first-of-its-kind, highly entertaining, and carefully researched account reveals how nearly 200 operas by leading composers and librettists have portrayed the major events and personalities of more than 2000 years of history. In a continuous and absorbing narrative, the book sweeps from Roman times to 1820, with a cast of characters that includes Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Attila, Charlemagne, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Napoleon and hundreds more. All are seen as the figures historians generally perceive them to have been and as their on-stage counterparts, created and re-imagined by some of opera's greatest artists.

Download Stage Works of Bela Bartok PDF

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ISBN 13: 071454518X
Total Pages : 115 pages
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Read and Download Bela Bartok book Stage Works of Bela Bartok in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStage Works of Bela Bartok. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 115 pages. Book excerpt: A product of Hungary's political ferment at the start of the twentieth century, Bela Bartok's works combine determination to participate in Western art movements coupled with an enthusiasm for the folk traditions of a disappearing world. In this introduction to Bartok's stage works, Julian Grant describes the score for Duke Bluebeard's Castle, a symbolist version of the Bluebeard myth. Included in this volume are also his ballet scenarios and discussions of the choreographic potential and musical qualities of the scores. Ferenc Bonis indicates the appeal for Bartok of the natural world, against the cataclysm of the First World War. Together, these works give an insight into issues of sexuality, humanity and creativity.Contents: Works contained in this volume: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, The Wooden Prince, The Miraculous Mandarin; Images the Self: 'Duke Bluebeard's Castle', Paul Banks; Bartok and 'World Music', Simon Broughton; Annie Miller, Keith Bosley and Peter Sherwood; A Foot in Bluebeard's Door, Julian Grant; Around the Bluebeard Myth, Mike Ashman; A kekszakallu herceg vara: Libretto by Bela Balazs; Duke Bluebeard's Castle: English translation by John Lloyd Davies; 'The Wooden Prince': A Tale for Adults, Ferenc Bonis; A fabol faragott kiralyfi: Scenario by Bela Balazs; The Wooden Prince: English translation by lstvan Farkas; 'The Miraculous Mandarin': The Birth and Vicissitudes of a Masterpiece, Ferenc Bonis; A csodalatos mandarin: Scenario by Menyhert Lengyel; The Miraculous Mandarin: English Translation by lstvan Farkas

Download The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780521780094
Total Pages : 430 pages
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Read and Download Mervyn Cooke book The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera. This book was released on 2005-12-08 with total page 430 pages. Book excerpt: A collection of specially commissioned essays investigating the extraordinary diversity of twentieth-century opera.

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ISBN 13: 9780199813469
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Read and Download Ellen Levy book Criminal Ingenuity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCriminal Ingenuity. This book was released on 2011-05-13 with total page 292 pages. Book excerpt: "Poetry was declining/ Painting advancing/ we were complaining/ it was '50," recalled poet Frank O'Hara in 1957. Criminal Ingenuity traces a series of linked moments in the history of this transfer of cultural power from the sphere of the word to that of the image. Ellen Levy explores the New York literary and art worlds in the years that bracket O'Hara's lament through close readings of the works and careers of poets Marianne Moore and John Ashbery and assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. In the course of these readings, Levy discusses such topics as the American debates around surrealism, the function of the "token woman" in artistic canons, and the role of the New York City Ballet in the development of mid-century modernism, and situates her central figures in relation to such colleagues and contemporaries as O'Hara, T. S. Eliot, Clement Greenberg, Walter Benjamin, and Lincoln Kirstein. Moore, Cornell, and Ashbery are connected by acquaintance and affinity-and above all, by the possession of what Moore calls "criminal ingenuity," a talent for situating themselves on the fault lines that fissure the realms of art, sexuality, and politics. As we consider their lives and works, Levy shows, the seemingly specialized question of the source and meaning of the struggle for power between art forms inexorably opens out to broader questions about social and artistic institutions and forces: the academy and the museum, professionalism and the market, and that institution of institutions, marriage.

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ISBN 13: 1317459385
Total Pages : 910 pages
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Read and Download Josepha Sherman book Storytelling in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStorytelling. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 910 pages. Book excerpt: Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.

Download Claude Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780521314466
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Roger Nichols book Claude Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TClaude Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande. This book was released on 1989-04-27 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: This first comprehensive guide to Debussy's only completed opera, Pelléas et Mélisande was written by the leading authorities on French music of the period. As a background to the opera, the authors, together with David Grayson, discuss various aspects of the play. They consider its literary roots, trace its genesis and composition, and illuminate Debussy's compositional strategies. A detailed synopsis of Debussy's musical response to the text forms a central chapter. This is followed by an examination of the symbols and musical motives employed by Debussy as well as an analysis of his themes. The book concludes with a detailed bibliography and a discography.

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Total Pages : 460 pages
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Read and Download book Opera at Movie Theaters: 2014-2015 Season in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOpera at Movie Theaters: 2014-2015 Season. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 460 pages. Book excerpt: A guide to operas simulcast and/or screened by the Met Opera, Royal Opera House, et al, during the 2014-2015 season. Over 17 operas, each including Principal Characters, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis.