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ISBN: 9782940599011 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Éditions Contrechamps
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At the origins of Classical opera

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Book Series: Varia Musicologica ISBN: 9783034335638 Year: Pages: 172 DOI: 10.3726/b14367 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Music --- History
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Venetian playwright and pioneer of modern theatre Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) led a ‘double life’ as a librettist, authoring nearly as many libretti as comedies- libretti which, born from the same mind and the same hand that brought forth his famous, and famously controversial, overhaul of the practices of comic theatre, could not but push the limits of the standing tradition to open a new chapter in opera history. Goldoni became one of the first to give shape to the dramma giocoso per musica, an innovative, realistic, and enduring new genre with intimate connections to prose comedy that met with overwhelming international success, becoming the foundation for the works of future generations, including W. A. Mozart and his Italian librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Perhaps because of his stature and influence as a comic playwright, Goldoni has rarely been considered as an innovator in the musical sphere. This study aims to shed new light on his primary role in the evolution of Classical opera, and on the legacy of his innovations in the European musical tradition.

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Opera --- History of music

La création lyrique en France depuis 1900 : Contexte, livrets, marges

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ISBN: 9782753561786 DOI: 10.4000/books.pur.78999 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Que signifie créer un opéra, en France, depuis 1900 ? Louise (Charpentier, 1900) et Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy, 1902) marquent les débuts de l’opéra français du XXe siècle par l’originalité de leurs sujets, la pertinence de leurs traitements musicaux, l’équilibre de leur ensemble et ouvrent la voie à presque mille créations, dans les théâtres nationaux, régionaux, comme dans les compagnies ou les festivals. Le groupe de recherche Opéfra (Opéra en France), créé en 2009, propose ici des outils pour comprendre et découvrir les paradoxes, les utopies et la réalité de la scène lyrique dans un univers bousculé par plusieurs guerres et de profonds changements sociaux et culturels. Il sera question des enjeux et des métamorphoses de l’opéra en France au fil du XXe siècle, des tendances en présence au tournant avec le XXIe siècle, mais aussi des livrets et des œuvres créées en marge des avant-gardes ou des genres canoniques. Les analyses présentées dans cet ouvrage sont complétées par des entretiens avec Georges Aperghis, Isabelle Aboulker, Graciane Finzi, Pierrette Fleutiaux, Pierre Bartholomée et Jean-Baptiste Barrière.

Verdi in Victorian London

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ISBN: 9782821881648 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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Now a byword for beauty, Verdi’s operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they, and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi’s works? Massimo Zicari’s Verdi in Victorian London reconstructs the reception of Verdi’s operas in London from 1844, when a first critical account was published in the pages of The Athenaeum, to 1901, when Verdi’s death received extensive tribute in The Musical Times. In the 1840s, certain journalists were positively hostile. The supercilious critic of The Athenaeum, Henry Fothergill Chorley, declared that Verdi’s melodies were worn, hackneyed and meaningless, his harmonies and progressions crude, his orchestration noisy. The scribes of The Times, The Musical World, The Illustrated London News, and The Musical Times all contributed to the critical hubbub. Over the final three decades of the nineteenth century, however, London’s musical milieu underwent changes of great magnitude, shifting the manner in which Verdi was conceptualised and making room for the powerful influence of Wagner. Nostalgic commentators began to lament the sad state of “the Land of Song,” referring to the now departed “palmy days of Italian opera.” Zicari charts this entire cultural constellation. Verdi in Victorian London is required reading for both academics and opera aficionados. Music specialists will value a historical reconstruction that stems from a large body of first-hand source material, while Verdi lovers and Italian opera addicts will enjoy vivid analysis free from technical jargon. For students, scholars and plain readers alike, this book is an illuminating addition to the study of music reception.

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Victorian era --- London --- music --- opera

Opera Omnia. Tomo II. Manuel Pimenta, S. J.

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Book Series: Classica Digitalia: Portugaliae Monumenta Neolatina ISBN: 9789892614847 Year: Pages: 792 DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-1485-4 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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Reúnem-se neste 2º tomo dos Opera Omnia de Manuel Pimenta todas as composições poéticas que nos foi possível coligir deste esquecido vate latino escalabitano, com exclusão daquelas que eram do conhecimento mais ou menos restrito de alguns quantos eruditos e se encontravam recolhidas no volume póstumo dos Poemata, publicado em Coimbra, no ano de 1622, graças

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Opera Omnia --- Manuel Pimenta --- Poetry

Sea-changes - Melville - Forster - Britten

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ISBN: 9783863950453 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2012-399 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics --- Music
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E. M. Forster first encountered Billy Budd in 1926. Some twenty years later, he embarked on a collaboration with Benjamin Britten and Eric Crozier, adapting Melville’s novella for the opera stage. The libretto they produced poignantly reaffirms the Forsterian creed of salvation through personal relationships. This study presents an extensive exploration of Forster’s involvement in the interpretation, transformation and re-creation of Melville’s text. It situates the story of the Handsome Sailor in the wider context of Forster’s literary oeuvre, his life, and his life writings. In detailed readings, Billy Budd becomes a lens through which the themes, patterns and leitmotifs of Forsterian thought and creative imagination are brought into focus. A close re-examination of the libretto sketches serves to shed new light on the collaborative process in which Melville’s story was changed to fit an archetypal array of plot and character types that is central to Forster’s own storytelling.

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Storytelling --- Opera --- Melville --- Forster --- Britten --- Novella

Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau': A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition

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Book Series: Open Book Classics ISSN: 2054216X 20542178 ISBN: 9781909254923 9781909254909 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 262 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0098 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Music --- Languages and Literatures --- Philosophy
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In a famous Parisian chess café, a down-and-out, HIM, accosts a former acquaintance, ME, who has made good, more or less. They talk about chess, about genius, about good and evil, about music, they gossip about the society in which they move, one of extreme inequality, of corruption, of envy, and about the circle of hangers-on in which the down-and-out abides. The down-and-out from time to time is possessed with movements almost like spasms, in which he imitates, he gestures, he rants. And towards half past five, when the warning bell of the Opera sounds, they part, going their separate ways.Probably completed in 1772-73, Denis Diderot’s Rameau’s Nephew fascinated Goethe, Hegel, Engels and Freud in turn, achieving a literary-philosophical status that no other work by Diderot shares. This interactive, multi-media and bilingual edition offers a brand new translation of Diderot’s famous dialogue, and it also gives the reader much more. Portraits and biographies of the numerous individuals mentioned in the text, from minor actresses to senior government officials, enable the reader to see the people Diderot describes, and provide a window onto the complex social and political context that forms the backdrop to the dialogue. Links to musical pieces specially selected by Pascal Duc and performed by students of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, illuminate the wider musical context of the work, enlarging it far beyond its now widely understood relation to opéra comique.This new edition includes: - Introduction - Original text - English translation - Embedded audio-files - Explanatory Notes - Interactive Material.

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Denis Diderot --- satyre --- dialogue --- translation --- composers --- opera

paq'balth: The Klingon Epic

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ISBN: 9789081709125 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0215.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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paq’batlh: The Klingon Epic is the definitive edition of the grand Klingon epic of the Kahless the Unforgettable (qeylIS lIjlaHbogh pagh). The story of Kahless is a tale of legendary proportions comparable to those of our own ancient heroes Hercules, Ulysses and Gilgamesh. Betrayed by his brother and witness to his father’s brutal slaying, Kahless is pitted against his bitter enemy, the mighty tyrant Molor. To regain his honor he must travel into the Underworld, create the first bat’leth, and unite with his true love, Lady Lukara, to fight many epic battles. Through this awe-inspiring adventure Kahless redefines what its is to be truly Klingon. Reconstructed from several sources, this bilingual Klingon/English edition provides a keen insight into the nature of Klingon culture and mythology, and features the first publication of Ancient Klingon (no’ Hol) fragments. Meticulously translated by the world’s leading Klingon language expert, Marc Okrand, this classic epic is a must have for anyone interested in Klingon culture and language.

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space opera --- Star Trek --- Klingon --- conlang

Parodies d’opéra au siècle des Lumières : Évolution d’un genre comique

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ISBN: 9782753561830 DOI: 10.4000/books.pur.80603 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Comment concevoir qu’un livret d’opéra ait pu être réécrit pour des marionnettes ou sous forme de pantomime ? Peut-on imaginer qu’une œuvre lyrique ait suscité plus de huit parodies ? Sait-on que Louis XVI et Marie-Antoinette avaient leur parodiste attitré ? Les réécritures comiques d’opéra, représentées sur les théâtres de la foire et des boulevards comme à la Comédie-Italienne de Paris et sur les théâtres privés, connaissent une vogue étonnante au siècle des Lumières. Parodier l’opéra, ce n’est pas écrire contre l’opéra, mais plutôt participer à sa promotion en jouant le double jeu de la critique et du divertissement. Les parodistes comme Fuzelier, Favart, Romagnesi ou Despréaux, manient autant l’art des vaudevilles que celui du pastiche, et possèdent une riche culture littéraire et musicale. Des opéras de Lully à ceux de Gluck, rares sont les œuvres à succès qui n’ont pas été parodiées. Retracer l’histoire de cette pratique permet d’entrer dans les arcanes de la vie théâtrale des Lumières, où les frontières entre culture populaire et culture élitiste sont brouillées, où l’opéra, l’opéra-comique et la parodie évoluent sans se quitter des yeux. Taxée de « mauvais genre » par certains, décrite comme un « spectacle gai, varié et même magnifique » (d’Argenson) par d’autres, la parodie d’opéra n’est pas un épiphénomène ; ce qui se joue avec elle, tout au long du XVIIIe siècle, c’est une certaine idée du théâtre comique en musique.

Musiktheater im höfischen Raum des frühneuzeitlichen Europa

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Book Series: Höfische Kultur interdisziplinär (HKi) ISBN: 9783947732364 Year: Pages: 616 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.469 Language: German
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP) Grant: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Subject: History of arts --- Architecture --- Arts in general --- Music
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The unification of the arts in the "Gesamtkunstwerk" of courtly opera has repeatedly been the subject of musicological research, but so far, for example, the specific spatial-architectural side of courtly opera has hardly been considered. Music theater means scenic performance and architecture alike. Both formed essential components of lordly representation in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the Old Kingdom, therefore, not only the aristocratic nobility arranged music-theatrical performances, but smaller courts also brought ballets and operas on stage. The interdisciplinary contributions of a conference of the Rudolstädter Arbeitskreis zur Residenzkultur deal with the topic in a European perspective and explain the diverse connections that existed between the music theater and the courtly space in the architectural, political-cultural and social sense.

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