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The Resource "Music's obedient daughter" : the opera libretto from source to score, edited by Sabine Lichtenstein

"Music's obedient daughter" : the opera libretto from source to score, edited by Sabine Lichtenstein

Label
"Music's obedient daughter" : the opera libretto from source to score
Title
"Music's obedient daughter"
Title remainder
the opera libretto from source to score
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sabine Lichtenstein
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A libretto is an indispensable part of an opera as a musical genre: with few exceptions, operas have been the subject of musicological studies, and instrumental versions of sung or unsung opera numbers may be heard, but we never listen to libretto texts being performed without the music. Thus as a literary form the libretto is a highly specific genre with its own particular attributes. This volume offers an approach to the libretto through the discussion of these attributes in many different examples. It explores what may be expected of a librettist in response to the demands of the genre's characteristics, his trials and tribulations, his exchanges with the composer while adapting or converting a source, almost always a literary source, into the eventual libretto, and about the different musical ways of dealing with the text. In this way the volume clarifies the fundamental differences between the libretto and other literary genres
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
782.1/0268
Index
index present
LC call number
ML2110
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lichtenstein, Sabine
Series statement
Textxet. Studies in Comparative Literature
Series volume
74
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libretto
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Libretto
Label
"Music's obedient daughter" : the opera libretto from source to score, edited by Sabine Lichtenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Tittle Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- The Power of Music: Striggio and Monteverdi's L'Orfeo -- Octavia Reincarnated: Busenello's and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea -- In the Operatic Workshop: The Case of Varesco's and Mozart's Idomeneo -- The Librettist's Dilemma in London: Badini's and Haydn's Orfeo ed Euridice -- "But There Is another Intrigue and a Comic Element Placed Alongside": Hans Sachs -- the Relation of Lortzing's Opera to Deinhardstein's Drama -- "Ce bal est original!": Classical Parody and Burlesque in Orphée aux enfers by Crémieux, Halévy and Offenbach -- Burning the Heretics and Saving Don Carlos: Méry's, Du Locle's and Verdi's Don Carlos -- Tracing Wotan's Incendiary Past: The Evolution of Storms and Fire in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen -- Manon at the Opera: From Prévost's Manon Lescaut to Auber's Manon Lescaut and Massenet's Manon -- "Closed, Efficient, Terrible!": Reflections on the Genesis and Dramaturgy of Illica's, Giacosa's and Puccini's Madama Butterfly -- The End of a Line: Strauss' and Hofmannsthal's Elektra -- "Something Uncommonly German": Hans Pfitzner's Palestrina, Eine Musikalische Legende -- The Musical Personality of Don Quixote: Manuel de Falla's El Retablo de Maese Pedro -- Transformations of the Killing of a Boy: Weill's and Brecht's Der Jasager -- A Theological Midrash in Search of Operatic Action: Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg -- The Making of a Victim: From Crabbe's The Borough to Slater's and Britten's Peter Grimes -- Opera on Opera: Luciano Berio's Opera -- Notes on Contributors -- Index
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876861371
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781306578837
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
589134
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876861371
Label
"Music's obedient daughter" : the opera libretto from source to score, edited by Sabine Lichtenstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Tittle Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- The Power of Music: Striggio and Monteverdi's L'Orfeo -- Octavia Reincarnated: Busenello's and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea -- In the Operatic Workshop: The Case of Varesco's and Mozart's Idomeneo -- The Librettist's Dilemma in London: Badini's and Haydn's Orfeo ed Euridice -- "But There Is another Intrigue and a Comic Element Placed Alongside": Hans Sachs -- the Relation of Lortzing's Opera to Deinhardstein's Drama -- "Ce bal est original!": Classical Parody and Burlesque in Orphée aux enfers by Crémieux, Halévy and Offenbach -- Burning the Heretics and Saving Don Carlos: Méry's, Du Locle's and Verdi's Don Carlos -- Tracing Wotan's Incendiary Past: The Evolution of Storms and Fire in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen -- Manon at the Opera: From Prévost's Manon Lescaut to Auber's Manon Lescaut and Massenet's Manon -- "Closed, Efficient, Terrible!": Reflections on the Genesis and Dramaturgy of Illica's, Giacosa's and Puccini's Madama Butterfly -- The End of a Line: Strauss' and Hofmannsthal's Elektra -- "Something Uncommonly German": Hans Pfitzner's Palestrina, Eine Musikalische Legende -- The Musical Personality of Don Quixote: Manuel de Falla's El Retablo de Maese Pedro -- Transformations of the Killing of a Boy: Weill's and Brecht's Der Jasager -- A Theological Midrash in Search of Operatic Action: Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg -- The Making of a Victim: From Crabbe's The Borough to Slater's and Britten's Peter Grimes -- Opera on Opera: Luciano Berio's Opera -- Notes on Contributors -- Index
Control code
876861371
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306578837
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
589134
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876861371

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