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The Resource Tonality as drama : closure and interruption in four twentieth-century American operas, Edward D. Latham

Tonality as drama : closure and interruption in four twentieth-century American operas, Edward D. Latham

Label
Tonality as drama : closure and interruption in four twentieth-century American operas
Title
Tonality as drama
Title remainder
closure and interruption in four twentieth-century American operas
Statement of responsibility
Edward D. Latham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an analytical monograph by a Schenkerian music theorist, but it is also written by one performer and enthusiast for another. Tonality as Drama draws on the fields of dramaturgy, music theory, and historical musicology to answer a fundamental question regarding twentieth-century music: why does the use of tonality persist in opera, even after it has been abandoned in other genres? Combining the analytical approaches of the leading music and dramatic theorists of the twentieth century--Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935) and Russian director Constantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938)--Edward D. Latham reveals insights into works by Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, and Aaron Copland that are relevant to analysts, opera directors, and performers alike. Latham reveals a strategic use of tonality in that repertoire as a means of amplifying or undercutting the success or failure of dramatic characters
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Latham, Edward David
Dewey number
782.10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
MT95
LC item number
.L37 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Joplin, Scott
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Gershwin, George
  • Copland, Aaron
  • Operas
  • Opera
  • Copland, Aaron
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Gershwin, George
  • MUSIC
  • Opera
  • Operas
  • United States
  • Oper
  • USA
Label
Tonality as drama : closure and interruption in four twentieth-century American operas, Edward D. Latham
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) 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
Tonality as drama: an introduction -- Dramatic closure: the Stanislavsky system and the attainment of character objectives -- Tonal closure: a Schenkerian approach to tonal drama -- The completed background line with open-ended coda: Scott Joplin's grand opera Treemonisha (1911) -- The multi-movement Anstieg or initial ascent: George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess (1935) -- The multi-movement initial arpeggiation: Kurt Weill's Broadway opera Street scene (1947) -- The prolonged permanent interruption: Aaron Copland's operatic tone poem The tender land (1954)
Control code
621699410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441646200
Lccn
2008013679
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
100037
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)621699410
Label
Tonality as drama : closure and interruption in four twentieth-century American operas, Edward D. Latham
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) 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
Tonality as drama: an introduction -- Dramatic closure: the Stanislavsky system and the attainment of character objectives -- Tonal closure: a Schenkerian approach to tonal drama -- The completed background line with open-ended coda: Scott Joplin's grand opera Treemonisha (1911) -- The multi-movement Anstieg or initial ascent: George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess (1935) -- The multi-movement initial arpeggiation: Kurt Weill's Broadway opera Street scene (1947) -- The prolonged permanent interruption: Aaron Copland's operatic tone poem The tender land (1954)
Control code
621699410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441646200
Lccn
2008013679
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
100037
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)621699410

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