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The Politics of Appropriation: German Romantic Music and the Ancient Greek Legacy

Jason Geary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199736119
eISBN:
9780199345007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book uncovers a largely forgotten chapter in music history by considering the intersection of music and Hellenism in nineteenth-century Germany. Drawing on research from the fields of ... More


Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in 1920s Britain

Alexandra Wilson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912666
eISBN:
9780190912697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912666.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Opera in the Jazz Age examines the place of opera in the contemporary ‘battle of the brows’: a debate, prompted by the growth of the mass entertainment industry, about the extent to which art forms ... More


Words and Music: Texts and Translations

in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the matter of texts, translations, and adaptations of particular importance for operas written in French by Italian composers, which often continue to be performed in Italian ... More


Mendelssohn’s Antigone and the Rebirth of Greek Tragedy

Jason Geary

in The Politics of Appropriation: German Romantic Music and the Ancient Greek Legacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199736119
eISBN:
9780199345007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736119.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter discusses the 1841 Prussian court production of Antigone as a milestone in German theater, focusing in particular on the role of Mendelssohn’s music. It begins by revealing how King ... More


Audiences

Alexandra Wilson

in Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in 1920s Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912666
eISBN:
9780190912697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912666.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Chapter 2 examines the sorts of people who attended the opera in 1920s Britain. It explains that the audience for opera in this period was far from homogeneous, and analyses the ways in which ... More


The American Opera Company: Good Intentions, Managerial Disaster

Katherine K. Preston

in Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter focuses on the philanthropist Jeannette Thurber, who founded the American (National) Opera Company (1885) to encourage high-caliber performances of continental operas translated into ... More


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