The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera

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Mervyn Cooke, Professor of Music Mervyn Cooke, Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press, 08.12.2005 - 374 Seiten
This Companion celebrates the extraordinary diversity of operatic achievements in the twentieth century by bringing together the work of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, alongside thought-provoking commentaries on the contemporary operatic scene. Beginning with a survey of operatic legacies and a discussion of how these impinged on later developments, the volume offers treatments of regional styles and aesthetic trends, and essays on opera and film, popular operetta and the musical, avant-garde music theatre and minimalism, market forces on opera production, and changing compositional styles and production trends.
 

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Opera in transition
3
Wagner and beyond
14
Puccini and the dissolution of the Italian tradition
26
Trends
45
Words and actions
47
Symbolist opera trials triumphs tributaries
60
Expression and construction the stage works of Schoenberg and Berg
85
Neoclassical opera
105
American opera innovation and tradition
197
Opera in England taking the plunge
209
Directions
223
Music theatre since the 1960s
225
Minimalist opera
244
Opera and film
267
Popular musical theatre and film
291
Opera in the marketplace
306

Topographies
123
France and the Mediterranean
125
Austria and Germany 19181960
146
Eastern Europe
165
Russian opera between modernism and romanticism
181
Technology and interpretation aspects of modernism
321
Works cited
341
General index
358
Index of operas
368
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Mervyn Cooke is Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham. His books include studies of Britten's Billy Budd and War Requiem (Cambridge University Press), Britten and the Far East, Jazz, and The Chronicle of Jazz; he has also edited The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten and (with David Horn) The Cambridge Companion to Jazz. He is currently writing a history of film music for Cambridge University Press, and is a co-editor of the ongoing and critically acclaimed edition of Britten's correspondence published by Faber. He is also active as a pianist and composer, his compositions having been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio France, and performed at London's South Bank and St John's Smith Square.

Mervyn Cooke is Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham. His books include studies of Britten's Billy Budd and War Requiem (Cambridge University Press), Britten and the Far East, Jazz, and The Chronicle of Jazz; he has also edited The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten and (with David Horn) The Cambridge Companion to Jazz. He is currently writing a history of film music for Cambridge University Press, and is a co-editor of the ongoing and critically acclaimed edition of Britten's correspondence published by Faber. He is also active as a pianist and composer, his compositions having been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio France, and performed at London's South Bank and St John's Smith Square.

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