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Ancient drama in music for the modern stage

Author: Peter Brown; Suzana Ograjenšek
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Operas based on Greek drama - primarily tragedy - have been, and are, among the most important in the repertoire, and this collection of essays by leading authorities in a variety of disciplines  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brown; Suzana Ograjenšek
ISBN: 9780199679300 0199679304 9780199558551 0199558558
OCLC Number: 816154885
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xvi, 460 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Precursors, Precedents, Pretexts: the Institutions of Greco-Roman Theatre and the Development of European Opera ; 2. Greek Tragedy and Opera: Notes on a Marriage Manque ; 3. Incidental Music and the Revival of Greek Tragedy from the Italian Renaissance to German Romanticism ; 4. Phaedra's Handmaiden: Tragedy as Comedy and Spectacle in Seventeenth-Century Opera ; 5. Dance in Lully's Alceste ; 6. The Ghost of Alcestis ; 7. The Rise and Fall of Andromache on the Operatic Stage, 1660s-1820s ; 8. Opera Librettos and Greek Tragedy in Eighteenth-Century Venice: The Case of Agostino Piovene ; 9. Ancient Tragedy in Opera, and the Operatic Debut of Oedipus the King (Munich, 1729) ; 10. Establishing a text, securing a reputation: Metastasio's Use of Aristotle ; 11. The Gods out of the Machine ... and their Comeback ; 12. Who Killed Gluck? ; 13. The Metamorphosis of a Greek Comedy and its Protagonist: Some Musical Versions of Aristophanes' Lysistrata ; 14. Taneyev's Oresteia ; 15. Crossings of Experimental Music and Greek Tragedy ; 16. The Action Drama and the Still Life: Enescu, Stravinsky, and Oedipus ; 17. Sing Evohe! Three Twentieth-Century Operatic Versions of Euripides' Bacchae ; 18. Re-staging the Welttheater: A Critical View of Carl Orff's Antigonae and Oedipus der Tyrann ; 19. 'Batter the Doom Drum': The Music for Peter Hall's Oresteia and other Productions of Greek Tragedy by Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir
Responsibility: edited by Peter Brown, Suzana Ograjenšek.

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