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The Pushkin Centennial

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a detailed description of Prokofiev's scores for the 1937 Pushkin centennial, specifically his incidental music for theatrical productions of Boris Godunov and Eugene Onegin, ... More


French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Steven Huebner

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores the history of late-19th century French opera through thirteen of the most important and frequently performed works of that repertory. The main aesthetic and historical problem ... More


Saint‐SaËns on the Cusp

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Saint-SaËns's opera, Samson et Dalila. Relatively early on the composer had a premonition that this opera would be his finest accomplishment in the theatre. Like Massenet, he ... More


Retirement from Operatic Composition

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1829–1830, the likelihood of Gioachino Rossini’s retirement from operatic composition was a widely reported news story; by the end of the decade it was a fact of life, regretted by some, ... More


Op. 38 and the Genre Issue

Jonathan D. Bellman

in Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

In Paris of the 1820s and ’30s, opera was one of the most influential forms of entertainment and popular art. Chopin, who had loved opera since his youth in Warsaw, was involved with the Parisian ... More


Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera is legendary for going to extremes, a tendency that has earned it a reputation for unreality. This book shows the reverse to be true. The book argues that for the past two centuries the ... More


Operatic Geographies: The Place of Opera and the Opera House

Suzanne Aspden (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226595962
eISBN:
9780226596150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596150.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Opera and its urban environment have developed side-by-side throughout the genre’s 400-year history. This volume of essays applies the lens of cultural geography to contend that the notion and ... More


Notes for an Interview

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Kevin C. Karnes (ed.)

in Korngold and His World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter contains a transcript of a conversation between Erich Korngold and an unidentified person. It opens with suspension points and is studded with them throughout, alternating with fragments ... More


The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Rachel Cowgill and Hilary Poriss (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The female singers who graced the nineteenth-century operatic stage were among the most celebrated women of their era, but they were also among the most transgressive. This book explores the means by ... More


Cultural Narratives and Performance Institutions

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/9780195099362.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the cultural narratives inside and outside of opera and music theater as well as structural models for operatic and music theater companies. Issues of storytelling and ... More


Notation versus Improvisation?

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/9780195099362.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the impact of the growing constraints of notation (to achieve ensemble togetherness) on operatic performance. Solutions include text declamation over chordal punctuation, dry ... More


Remaking the Song

Roger Parker

in Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244184
eISBN:
9780520931787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244184.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter suggests that change in operatic repertory or operatic revisions is nothing new. It explains that opera groups have maintained their presence over a century of music making not by means ... More


Borrowing

Emanuele Senici

in Music in the Present Tense: Rossini's Italian Operas in Their Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663548
eISBN:
9780226663685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663685.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Rossini’s contemporaries perceived repetition as a distinguishing feature of his style, but they located it in somewhat different parameters from those of twentieth- and twenty-first-century ... More


Repertory

Emanuele Senici

in Music in the Present Tense: Rossini's Italian Operas in Their Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663548
eISBN:
9780226663685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663685.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter turns to some wider implications of the interpretation of Rossini’s dramaturgy addressed in the previous one, with specific reference to the concept and practice of repetition. Not only ... More


Memory

Emanuele Senici

in Music in the Present Tense: Rossini's Italian Operas in Their Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663548
eISBN:
9780226663685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663685.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter asks what it might have meant to “know” Rossini’s music in early nineteenth-century Italy. Rossini’s repetitive style, the continuous repeat performances of his operas, and the ... More


Rossini: His Life and Works

Richard Osborne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was one of the most influential, as well as one of the most industrious and emotionally complex of the great 19th-century composers. Between 1810 and 1829, he wrote 39 operas, a ... More


Les passions humaines

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/9780226594224.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

The 2013 production's relation to the ghosts of Belgian colonialism in Africa.


The Operas Erwartung and Die glückliche Hand

Bryan R. Simms

in The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128260
eISBN:
9780199848843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128260.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Due to his unsuccessful efforts in completing an operatic libretto, Schoenberg searched for a literary collaborator, someone sympathetic to his literary tastes. He found such a colleague in Marie ... 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


Show Boat: In the Beginning

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Show Boat is perhaps the most successful and influential Broadway musical play ever written. For the many who judge a show by how many songs they can hum or whistle when they ... More


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