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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


“The Largest and Most Enthusiastic Audience That Ever Has Assembled in the City”: The National Opera Company of 1887

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the National Opera Company of 1887, which was formerly known as the American Opera Company. Its main purpose was to raise the standards of operatic performance around the ... More


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