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Janácek: Glagolitic Mass

Details

  • Page extent: 148 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 0.34 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 782.32/3
  • Dewey version: 20
  • LC Classification: ML410.J18 W56 1992
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Janáček, Leoš,--1854-1928.--Mša glagolskaja

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521380133 | ISBN-10: 0521380138)

The Glagolitic Mass, written between 1926 and 1927, is not only one of Janácek's most important works: it is also a masterpiece of the twentieth-century choral repertoire. In this fascinating account of the work and its history, Paul Wingfield brings together material from early articles and reviews, letters and manuscripts which form a comprehensive account of the work's genesis and performance history. The author also provides a thorough revision of the Old Church Slavonic text along with English translation, and reconstructs Janácek's 'ideal' version of the work - far more exciting than the less adventurous rearrangement currently performed. Chapters on the music itself offer a full synopsis of the Glagolitic Mass, an in-depth discussion of its musical organisation and a selection of key interpretations of the piece by Janácek and others.

Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on musical examples, bar numbers, abbreviations and translations; Introduction; 1. Genesis and reception; 2. The (Old?) Church Slavonic text; 3. The authentic score; 4. Synopsis; 5. Introduction to the musical organisation; 6. Literature 1927–30; Notes; Principal sources of the Glagolitic Mass; Bibliography; Index.

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