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Alma & Oskar : melodrama (from beyond the grave), for voice and piano (transposition: tenor) = mélodrame (d'outre-tombe), pour voix et piano (tessiture : ténor)

Author: John Rea; Françoise Giroud
Publisher: ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set on the eve of World War I, this melodrama (from beyond the grave) is a musical account of the love story between Alma Schindler-Mahler and the visual artist and early Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka, as told in the biography (1988) of Alma written by Françoise Giroud. The composition deals with memory, misunderstanding between the two, and makes reference ot the fruit of their love, the great painting entitled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Facsimiles
Manuscripts
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Manuscripts Facsimiles
Named Person: John Rea; Françoise Giroud; Françoise Giroud; John Rea
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Musical Score, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Rea; Françoise Giroud
OCLC Number: 61691061
Notes: Duration: ca. 9:00 minutes.
Reproduced from holograph.
"After Alma Mahler or the Art of Being loved (1988) by Françoise Giroud = d'après Alma Mahler ou l'art d'être aimée (1988) par François Giroud."
Reproduction Notes: Photocopy. Montréal : Centre de musique canadienne, 2005.
Description: 1 score (26 pages) ; 25 x 32 cm
Other Titles: Alma & Oskar;
Alma & Oskar: melodrama (from beyond the grave) for voice and piano (transposition: tenor)
Alma & Oskar: mélodrame (d'outre-tombe) pour voix et piano (tessiture : ténor)
Responsibility: John Rea.

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Set on the eve of World War I, this melodrama (from beyond the grave) is a musical account of the love story between Alma Schindler-Mahler and the visual artist and early Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka, as told in the biography (1988) of Alma written by Françoise Giroud. The composition deals with memory, misunderstanding between the two, and makes reference ot the fruit of their love, the great painting entitled Windsbraut (the Bride of the Wind). [In the version for one solo singer and piano,] "Alma & Oskar" was commissioned by Radio-Canada for the National Competition for Young Performers--1995.

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