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Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Jonathan P. J. Stock

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

China has over three hundred distinct styles of music drama, from exorcism theatre to farce, historical romance, and shadow puppetry. This study considers one of the newer operatic forms. Established ... More


Wagnerian Songlines

Michael P. Steinberg

in The Trouble with Wagner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594194
eISBN:
9780226594224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594224.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This introduction seeks to ground Richard Wagner's practice of music drama as text (music, words, and production history from 1876 to the 2013 bicentennial production staged for La Scala Milan and ... More


Prophets and Precursors: Paris 1830–1848

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the recreation of the union of art, religion, and politics in Athenian tragedy in music drama, just as the modern synthesis of the arts, in which the orchestra takes the place ... More


The Secret of Music-Dramatic Form: Music Drama as Opera

Karol Berger

in Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

Carl Dahlhaus’s voluminous writings on Wagner from the 1960s though the 1980s provide the most important attempt to understand the form of the music dramas since Alfred Lorenz’s studies of the 1920s ... More


Les heureux étrangers—Italian Music Drama

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines works by Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and considers the ways in which Italian music drama was adapted to the conventional boundaries of ... More


L'obligation de jouer le répertoire du premier ordre—Repertory and Management at the Odéon

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses repertory and management at the Odeon. During the 1820s, when the theater was mounting productions of music drama, comedy, and tragedy, it boasted up to three directors, two of ... More


Une leçon de morale—German Music Drama

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the tradition of German music drama in Paris, considers works by Carl Maria von Weber and an abortive production of Ludvig van Beethoven's Fidelio. German music drama never had ... More


Introduction

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the book, in which music drama in nineteenth-century France is discussed. Definitions of what constituted opera in the early nineteenth century were much more inclusive than ... More


On Not Writing Opera

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter concentrates on The Voyage Out, proposing that Woolf’s first novel is an extended critique of Wagner’s Tristan and that it is profoundly indebted to, if ambivalent towards, the music ... More


La férule sévère et souvent capricieuse—Control and Consumption

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses jury de lecture, the theater's reading committee; the ways in which censorship operated; and the controls exercised by the audience and the claque. In the eighteenth century, ... More


Conclusion

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides the conclusion to the book, in which music drama in the Odéon is discussed. The Odéon was a royal institution embedded in an administrative network that depended ultimately on ... More


Un délassement honnête et instructif—Music Drama in Restoration Paris

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the operatic activities at the Odéon through its physical and material environment and the general characteristics of music drama during the Bourbon Restoration. Although by the ... More


Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Karol Berger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The book centers on the four music dramas (Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal) Wagner created in the second half of his career. Two aims are ... More


The Wagnerian Illusion: (“L’illusion wagnérienne”, Portraits et souvenirs, Société d’édition artistique, 1899, 206–220)

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/9780195320169.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a personal reflection regarding the style and music of Wagner. It argues that so long as commentators confine themselves to describing the beauties of Wagner's operas, one has ... More


Une heure à l'opéra-comique—Occasional Works

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the context for a considerable number of occasional works that appeared at the Odéon during the 1820s. The lion's share of this stage music was associated with the royal family, ... More


Encountering Indians

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the music of Charles Wakefield Cadman, who was Farwell's contemporary and by far the most popular Indianist of his generation. Cadman's frontier music dramas operated with a ... More


Wagner the Progressive: Another Look at Lohengrin

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It is often said that Wagner was uninterested in an analysis of his own music. However, in an open letter to Arigo Boito, Wagner expressed dissatisfaction with performances of Lohengrin he had seen. ... More


The Wagnerian Turn

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/9780199736119.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This pivotal chapter offers a reassessment of Wagner’s engagement with the Greeks in light of the German revival of Greek tragedy with music, in particular the 1841 Antigone. In his series of ... More


Nietzsche

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter evaluates the biography of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and elaborates on his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Röcken. Three phases can ... More


Greek Tragedy and Opera: Notes on a Marriage Manqué*

Michele Napolitano

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/9780199558551.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the relationship between opera and fifth-century Greek tragedy, asking why the pairing of the two genres revealed itself in large part to be a marriage manqué. In contrast, ... More


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