The Last Opera

The Last Opera
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The Rake's Progress in the Life of Stravinsky and Sung Drama
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ISBN-13:
9780253041616
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
356
Autor:
Chandler Carter
Serie:
Russian Music Studies
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung

1. The first book length study of The Rake's Progress since 1982.

2. This opera premiered in 1951 and is still a staple of opera survey courses and history textbooks today because it strikes at the heart of the cultural shift that took place between the modern and postmodern eras in its exploration of the limits of the human will. In addition to a close reading of the text this book provides critical context its creation and explores its place in the history of opera.

3. Chandler Carter is an established and respected scholar of Stravinsky who has published numerous articles on The Rake's Progress.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments


Part I: The Cultural Moment


Prelude



Part II: The Drama


1. A Convergence of Minds


2. A Happy Collaboration


3. Deeper Meanings



Part III: The Music


4. Stravinsky's "Special Sense"


5. Displacement, Text Setting and Stravinsky's Evolving Aesthetic


6. Stravinsky's Truths and Mozart's Lies—Music, Emotion and Theatrical Distance


7. The Structure of Scenes


8. Ruin, Disaster, ... Saving Grace



Part IV: Performance


9. Venice


10. How The Rake became a Masterpiece


Epilogue: "Good people, just a moment"


Bibliography


Index

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