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Reading Opera for the Plot

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter takes up the question of how an individual event, such as a recognition scene, functions with respect to the operatic plot as a whole. It explores the notion of plot in critical works ... More


Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Jessica Waldoff

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Since its beginnings, opera has depended on recognition as a central aspect of both plot and theme. Recognition — or anagnôrisis, Aristotle's term in the Poetics — is a moment of new awareness that ... More


Introduction

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This introductory chapter presents the scope and value of recognition as an approach to Mozart's operas. The terms recognition and reversal (Aristotle's anagnôrisis and peripeteia) are defined, and ... More


The Medial Caesura and the Two-Part Exposition

James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy

in Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Sonata

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146400
eISBN:
9780199850983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146400.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

An exposition has both a tonal and a rhetorical function; the tonal form is generally the same in all sonatas, which worked out in different sonatas in individualized ways according to localized ... More


Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The 1950s saw an explosion in the American musical theater. The Broadway show, catapulted into the limelight in the 1920s and solidified during the 1940s thanks to Rodgers and Hammerstein, now ... More


1884–1885 The Mikado

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Popular

One day in his study at Harrington Gardens, William Gilbert happened to glance at a Japanese executioner's sword hanging on the wall. It started a train of thought that he began to turn into a plot. ... More


1891–1893 Picking up the Thread

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Popular

The timing of their new work therefore was, as Arthur Sullivan said in a letter written from Newmarket, “a matter for consideration and discussion.” He was most anxious that nothing should ever arise ... More


1893–1896 The Grand Duke

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Popular

A meeting was held at Adelphi Terrace, when William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, Richard D'Oyly Carte, and Helen Carte agreed terms for the production of The Grand Duke. Gilbert sold Carte the complete ... More


“harlem Renaissance Man” Revisited: The Politics of Race and Class in Still's Late Career

Catherine Parsons Smith

in William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215429
eISBN:
9780520921573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215429.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter studies the politics of race and class during Still's late career. It discusses Still's outspoken anticommunism. It proposes that his anticommunism and acceptance of the “plot theory” ... More


Aesthetics, Repertoire, Roles, and Playbills

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040566
eISBN:
9780252099007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter provides a survey of Cantonese opera, its connection to other genres of Chinese opera, its music, repertoire, vocal style, accompanying instruments, etc. Because the performance practice ... More


Khovanshchina: A Musical Drama, Russian-Style (Wagner and Musorgsky)

Boris Gasparov

in Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Modest Mussorgsky's opera Khovanshchina. It explais that the historical basis of its plot came from the succession of violent events stretching through the last two decades of ... More


Music Review: Royal Academy of Music: First Performance of La Juive, Opera in Five Acts by MM. Scribe and Halévy

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The opening of this review—”Another awful nightmare!”—is hardly promising. Berlioz explains that he is referring to the expected plot summary, a dreary task that will inevitably bore his readers. In ... More


Descriptive Analysis

Peter Miksza and Kenneth Elpus

in Design and Analysis for Quantitative Research in Music Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199391905
eISBN:
9780199391943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391905.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

Descriptive statistics allow researchers to use numbers to begin to tell the stories that exist in their data. This chapter presents an overview of the basic statistical tools researchers can use to ... More


From Flatbush to Fun Home: The Broadway Musical’s “Cozy Cottage” Trope

Jeffrey Magee

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The conventions and assumptions embedded in the presentation Broadway musicals for much of the twentieth century is the central concern in this chapter devoted to the “cozy cottage trope,” an aspect ... More


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