Saint of Bleecker Street

Vocal Score

Author: Gian-Carlo Menotti

Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 144

(Vocal Score). English Only.

Saints in the Limelight

Representations of the Religious Quest on the Post-1945 Operatic Stage

Author: Siglind Bruhn

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 635

View: 110

In the small list of scholarly works on music after World War II, there are few studies of the operatic repertory and none at all on the surprisingly large number of operas on religious themes. In this interdisciplinary study of thirty-eight music dramatic works on saintly subjects, Siglind Bruhn, distinguished author of such seminal studies as The Temptation of Paul Hindemith and Musical Ekphrasis, asks why this phenomenon occurred in the last half of the previous century and investigates how contemporary composers express spiritual mysteries. The works examined include celebrated masterpieces, lesser works by renowned composers, and gems by composers who were highly esteemed in their own country and time. Although all the works she discusses have been publicly performed and almost half of them commercially recorded, many have never been discussed in print outside their country of origin and none of them has been examined to ask how the musical language and the dramatic elements convey the religous quest in all its complexity. The range of works under scrutiny range from Messiaien's St. François d'Assise to Philipp Glass's Satyagraha; from Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites to Menotti's Saint of Bleecker Street; from Tavener's Mary of Egypt to Tomasi's Miguel de Manana.

Gian Carlo Menotti

A Bio-bibliography

Author: Donald L. Hixon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

View: 356

A reference guide to the career of Gian Carlo Menotti, composer of numerous operas and choral, instrumental, and chamber music.

American Opera

Author: Elise Kuhl Kirk

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 459

View: 595

"With this overview, Elise K. Kirk provides a lively history of one of America's liveliest arts. A treasure trove of information on a substantial, heretofore neglected repertoire, American Opera sketches musical traits and provides plot summaries, descriptions of sets and stagings and biographical details on performers, composers and librettists for more than a hundred American operas, many of which have received unjustifiably scant attention since their premieres." "From the spectacle and melodrama of William Dunlap's Pizarro, in Peru (1800) and the pathos of Caryl Florio's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1882) to the chilling psychological drama of Jack Beeson's Lizzie Borden (1965) and the lyric elegance of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (1991), opera in America displays the energy and diversity of the nation itself. Kirk shows that this rich, varied repertoire includes far more than the familiar jewels Porgy and Bess, Candide, Susannah, and The Consul."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Library of Congress Catalog

Music and phonorecords

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page:

View: 257

A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.

Opera Scenes for Class and Stage

Author: Mary Elaine Wallace

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 260

View: 776

Musically sound and fully annotated, this new reference work provides ready access to over 700 excerpts from 100 operas, by voice categories, and thus provides information on a wide variety of matters of interest to directors, teachers, and singers. A table of voice categories, coded excerpts (including length and reference to accessible scores), character descriptions (including estimations of degrees of difficulty of the music), summaries of the action of each excerpt, and indexes to titles, composers, and well-known arias and ensembles make this book an indispensable tool.