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Singing archaeology : Philip Glass's Akhnaten

Author: John Richardson
Publisher: Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 1999.
Series: Music/culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illuminates the aesthetics of a major American composer.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Philip Glass; Philip Glass; Philip Glass; Philip Glass; Philip Glass
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Richardson
ISBN: 081956317X 9780819563170 0819563420 9780819563422
OCLC Number: 39210044
Description: xiv, 294 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Oedipus and Akhnaton: Of Origins and Archaeologies --
2. Glass's Poetics of Postmodernism --
3. The Musical Language of Akhnaten --
4. Narrating from a Distance: Representations of the Old Order in the Prelude and the First Two Scenes --
5. Higher Love: New Geometries of Power, Desire, and Exclusion in the Trio and Two "Duets" of Akhnaten, Nefertiti, and Tye --
6. The Illusion of Autonomy: Apotheosis and Degeneration in Akhnaten's Hymn to the Sun and in the Family Scene --
7. Repudiation and Resurrection: The Final Three Scenes --
8. Some Thoughts on the Reception of Akhnaten.
Series Title: Music/culture.
Responsibility: John Richardson.

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"A wonderful guide to the opera Akhnaten." -- Philip Glass

 
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