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Italy, Atonally: Hans Werner Henze’s König Hirsch

Emily Richmond Pollock

in Opera After the Zero Hour: The Problem of Tradition and the Possibility of Renewal in Postwar West Germany

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190063733
eISBN:
9780190063740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190063733.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In König Hirsch, Henze imagined operatic tradition primarily as an Italian inheritance consisting of vocal beauty, formal artificiality, and emotional expression. König Hirsch mediated Henze’s ... More


Music Theater as Musiktheater

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

Music theater is a coinage taken from the German musiktheater, originally applied to the chamber opera or zeitoper of the '20s and '30s. After World War II, new music in Germany became experimental, ... More


Shakespeare and Classical Music

Julie Sanders

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter states that orchestral or symphonic music occupies a no less charged place in the history of Shakespearean transmission and reception. It alternates between figures as seemingly removed ... More


Sing Evohe! Three Twentieth-Century Operatic Versions of Euripides’ Bacchae

Robert Cowan

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the receptions of Hellenism in the twentieth century, particularly its religious, psychological, aesthetic, and political connotations. It focuses on three operatic adaptations ... More


Conclusion: The Particularities of Aging and Creativity

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

in Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Each of these canonical composers experienced their unique creativity as both the cause of and the cure for an individual “later-life crisis” (to match Elliott Jaques “mid-life crisis”). That each ... More


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