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Title:
Twentieth century opera : a guide
Author:
Martin, George Whitney.
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Edition:
First Limelight edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Limelight Editions, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvii, 703 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780879102753
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Book

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(Limelight). Martin provides a guide to opera that is sweeping in its scope, thorough in its detail, and authoritative in its commentary. He recalls a century of achievement in an art form that today enjoys unprecedented popularity and that has been generously enriched by challenging works in many cases yet to be fully recognized of the modern era.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xv
Part I Introductory Essaysp. 1
I Some Aspects of Twentieth-Century Opera, 1900-75p. 3
II Leos Janacek: A Life in Musicp. 17
III Puccini Psychoanalyzed: A Twentieth-Century Approach to Musical Biographyp. 30
IV Stravinsky and the Natures of Ballet and Operap. 43
V Prokofiev's Operas: Bad Luck and Politicsp. 55
VI Some Aspects of Twentieth-Century Opera, 1976-99p. 71
Part II Synopsesp. 87
Agyptische Helenap. 214
Akhnatenp. 613
Albert Herringp. 499
Amahl and the Night Visitorsp. 472
Amelia al Ballop. 455
Arabellap. 217
Ariadne auf Naxosp. 187
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonnyp. 426
Ballad of Baby Doep. 370
Bassaridsp. 584
Beggar's Operap. 503
Betrothal in a Monasteryp. 343
Billy Buddp. 505
Burning Fiery Furnacep. 546
Capricciop. 238
Consulp. 464
Cruciblep. 561
Cunning Little Vixenp. 119
Curlew Riverp. 543
Daphnep. 234
Death in Venicep. 557
Devil and Daniel Websterp. 368
Dialogues des Carmelitesp. 397
Down in the Valleyp. 435
Dreigroschenoperp. 420
Duke Bluebeard's Castlep. 275
Enfant et les sortilegesp. 270
Excursions of Mr. Broucekp. 103
Fanciulla del Westp. 142
Fiery Angelp. 351
Four Saints in Three Actsp. 380
Frau ohne Schattenp. 196
Friedenstagp. 233
From the House of the Deadp. 135
Gamblerp. 341
Ghosts of Versaillesp. 619
Gianni Schicchip. 173
Glorianap. 518
Heure espagnolep. 264
Histoire du Soldatp. 285
Intermezzop. 209
Jenufap. 93
Junge Lordp. 577
Kat'a Kabanovap. 110
Klugep. 379
Knot Gardenp. 442
Liebe der Danaep. 248
Lighthousep. 600
Little Sweepp. 504
Love of Three Orangesp. 333
Lulup. 319
Makropulos Affairp. 127
Mamelles de Tiresiasp. 390
Mavrap. 286
Mediump. 458
Midsummer Marriagep. 437
Midsummer Night's Dreamp. 532
Moses und Aronp. 254
Mother of Us Allp. 382
Nixon in Chinap. 622
Noye's Fluddep. 529
Oedipus Rexp. 286
Old Maid and the Thiefp. 456
Owen Wingravep. 552
Paul Bunyanp. 481
Peter Grimesp. 482
Porgy and Bessp. 383
Postcard from Moroccop. 590
Prodigal Sonp. 549
Rake's Progressp. 294
Rape of Lucretiap. 493
Reginap. 448
Riders to the Seap. 252
Rondinep. 152
Rossignolp. 281
Saint of Bleecker Streetp. 477
Satyagrahap. 607
Schweigsame Fraup. 230
Street Scenep. 428
Suor Angelicap. 168
Susannahp. 570
Sweeney Toddp. 593
Tabarrop. 163
Telephonep. 463
Trittico (Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi)p. 162
Trouble in Tahitip. 566
Turandotp. 178
Turn of the Screwp. 522
Voix Humainep. 417
War and Peacep. 359
Wozzeckp. 304
Part III Compendium and Glossary of Composers, a Few Others, and Terms Pertinent to Twentieth-Century Operap. 631
Bibliographyp. 667
Indexp. 675