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Monteverdi's last operas : a Venetian trilogy

Author: Ellen Rosand
Publisher: Berkeley [etc.] : University of California Press, cop. 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Claudio Monteverdi was the first important composer of opera. This work examines the composer's celebrated final works - "Il ritorno d'Ulisse" and "L'incoronazione di Poppea". It casts light on the  Read more...

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Named Person: Claudio Monteverdi; Claudio Monteverdi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Rosand
ISBN: 9780520249349 0520249348
OCLC Number: 780918214
Description: XXIV, 447 str., [22] str. pril. : portret, note ; 27 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables List of Musical Examples Preface Editorial Procedure Abbreviations 1 Orpheus in Venice Prologue A New Ulysses The Myth of Venice 2 Discoveries and Reception Scholarship Performance 3 Sources and Authenticity: Three Librettos Il ritorno d'Ulisse Le nozze d'Enea L'incoronazione di Poppea 4 Two Scores Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria L'incoronazione di Poppea 5 Ancients and Moderns A Question of Genre Five Acts or Three Modern Taste 6 A Master of Three Servants Monteverdi's Way with Words Speech and Song, Recitative and Aria The Role of Meter Fashioning the "Just Lament": Arianna's Venetian Progeny Comedy 7 Constructions of Character Shaping an Epic or Rewriting Penelope The Wily Hero Deepening a Psychological Drama 8 The Parasite and the Philosopher Heroic Pedant, Ambiguous Philosopher Tragic Buffoon Directors and Critics Music and Text Post Mortem 9 Epilogue APPENDICES 1. Giacomo Badoaro, Il ritorno d'Ulisse, preface 2. Argomento et Scenario delle Nozze d'Enea in Lavinia 3. Giacomo Badoaro, Ulisse errante, preface 4. L'incoronazione di Poppea: argomento, scenario, preface 5. Il ritorno d'Ulisse: Badoaro's argomento compared with Dolce's Allegorie and Dolce's argomenti compared with Badoaro's structure 6. Le nozze d'Enea e Lavinia: scenario compared with Dolce's allegories 7. Supernatural scenes 8. Singers Bibliography Index
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