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Georges Bizet: (Portraits et souvenirs, Société d’édition artistique, 1899, 124–127)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Owing to the difficulties of the times, composers have become peculiarly complicated creatures, as if they were small-scale diplomats: they pretend endlessly. This chapter holds, however, that ... More


Topsy-Turvy: Separate Paths Since the Early 1970s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This final chapter surveys the separate professional lives of Bock and Harnick since their partnership dissolved in the early 1970s. Jerry Bock has worked as his own lyricist and written songs for ... More


The Politics of Color in Oscar Hammerstein’s Carmen Jones

Melinda Boyd

in Blackness in Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores the politics of color in Oscar Hammerstein's Carmen Jones by focusing on the various layers of representation in its stage and film versions. Carmen Jones uses lyrics that adopt ... More


From Carmen to Pelléas

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera at the turn of the century. It suggests that the period which came to be known as the fin-de-siècle was dominated by the figure of Richard Wagner. ... More


The Spains of Paris, Mérimée, and Bizet’s Carmen

Michael Christoforidis

in Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Prelude briefly situates the creation of Carmen within a long tradition of Spanish entertainment in Paris, from its incarnation as a novella by Prosper Mérimée (in the 1840s) to the opera by ... More


Premiere and Revival: Paris, Galli-Marié, and Spanish Affairs

Michael Christoforidis

in Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Carmen’s 1875 premiere at the Opéra-Comique was an unauspicious launch for a work that became Bizet’s most famous opera. Its controversial subject, Célestine Galli-Marié’s realist performance of the ... More


Promiscuous Proust

William C. Carter

in Proust in Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108125
eISBN:
9780300134889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108125.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates the earlier years of Marcel Proust. During Proust's attendance in high school, for example, he was often snubbed by his “intimate circle” of classmates whenever he desired their ... More


Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Michael Christoforidis and Elizabeth Kertesz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Carmen and the Staging of Spain explores the Belle Époque fascination with Spanish entertainment that refashioned Bizet’s opera and gave rise to an international “Carmen industry.” Authors Michael ... More


How Carmen Suite was Born

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0039
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on how she came up with the idea for Carmen Suite, a ballet created in 1967 by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, using music written by her husband Rodion ... More


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