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French opera at the fin de siècle : Wagnerism, nationalism, and style

Author: Steven Huebner; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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The author studies the rich operatic repertory written and performed in France during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, including such operatic favourites as Massenet's 'Manon' and 'Werther', 'Louise' by Charpentier, and lesser-known gems such as Chabrier's 'Le Roi malgré lui' and Chausson's 'Le roi Arthus'.
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Huebner, Steven.
French opera at the fin de siècle.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98046734
(OCoLC)40043694
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Huebner; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 316115063
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 526 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: Introduction: The Business and Politics of Opera in Fin-de-Siecle Paris --
pt. I. Jules Massenet. 1. The Ascent of Massenet. 2. Manon. 3. Around an American Muse. 4. Esclarmonde. 5. Massenet at the Apex. 6. Werther. 7. Thais. 8. Massenet Emasculated --
pt. II. Ambivalent Wagnerians and Conservative Renewal. 9. Ernest Reyer as Berliozian. 10. Sigurd. 11. Camille Saint-Saens, Gounod, and the Wagnerians. 12. Saint-Saens on the Cusp. 13. Henry VIII. 14. Edouard Lalo: Wagnerian malgre lui. 15. Le Roi d'Ys --
pt. III. Wagnerian Renewal. 16. Emmanuel Chabrier: Wagnerian of the First Hour. 17. Gwendoline. 18. Le Roi malgre lui. 19. Vincent d'Indy and Moral Order. 20. The Franckiste as Wagner Critic. 21. Fervaal. 22. The Apotheosis of Ernest Chausson. 23. Le Roi Arthus --
pt. IV. Realist Opera. 24. Alfred Bruneau and Emile Zola. 25. L'Attaque du moulin. 26. Bohemian Montmartre, Anarchism, and Gustave Charpentier. 27. Louise. Epilogue by Way of Pelleas et Melisande.
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A study of the operatic repertory written and performed in France during the last 20 years of the 19th century. The text offers an account of works such as "Manon" and "Werther" by Massenet, as well  Read more...

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