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The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera

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Nigel Simeone, Arnold Whittall, John Deathridge, Virgilio Bernardoni, Caroline Harvey, Philip Weller, Alan Street, Christopher Walton, Nigel Simeone, Guido Heldt, Rachel Beckles Willson, Marina Frolova-Walker, Elise K. Kirk, Christopher Mark, Robert Adlington, Arved Ashby, Mervyn Cooke, Stephen Banfield, Nicholas Payne, Tom Sutcliffe
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  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521783934

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  • Celebrating the extraordinary diversity of operatic achievements in the twentieth century, this Companion brings together the work of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Beginning with a survey of operatic legacies, the volume analyzes regional styles and aesthetic trends, and features essays on opera and film, popular operetta and the musical, avant-garde music theatre and minimalism, market forces, changing styles and production trends.

    •  Provides comprehensive coverage of an exceptionally rich topic, rarely tackled so thoroughly in a single volume
    •  Includes vivid photographic illustrations from modern opera productions
    • Contributors include a mix of academics, critics and practitioners
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    "The editor has done an excellent job of covering this varied and multifaceted topic. The essays aptly meet the series' aim of providing useful information to both general readers and specialists in the field." -- Choice

    "This thorough guide provides a wealth of information on the wide array of twentieth-century operatic works and trends, with contributions from numerous distinguished scholars." --The Opera Journal

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    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521783934
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    A chronology of twentieth-century opera Nigel Simeone
    Part I. Legacies:
    1. Opera in transition Arnold Whittall
    2. Wagner and beyond John Deathridge
    3. Puccini and the Italian tradition Virgilio Bernardoni
    Part II. Trends:
    4. Words and actions Caroline Harvey
    5. Symbolist opera: trials, triumphs, tributaries Philip Weller
    6. Expression and construction: the stage works of Schoenberg and Berg Alan Street
    7. Neo-classical opera Christopher Walton
    Part III. Topographies:
    8. France and the Mediterranean Nigel Simeone
    9. Austria and Germany, 1918–-1960 Guido Heldt
    10. Eastern Europe Rachel Beckles Willson
    11. Russian opera: between modernism and romanticism Marina Frolova-Walker
    12. American opera: innovation and tradition Elise K. Kirk
    13. Opera in England: taking the plunge Christopher Mark
    Part IV. Directions:
    14. Music theatre since the 1960s Robert Adlington
    15. Minimalist opera Arved Ashby
    16. Opera and film Mervyn Cooke
    17. Popular musical theatre (and film) Stephen Banfield
    18. Opera in the marketplace Nicholas Payne
    19. Technology and interpretation: aspects of 'modernism' Tom Sutcliffe.

  • Editor

    Mervyn Cooke, University of Nottingham
    Mervyn Cooke is Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham. His books include studies of Britten's Billy Budd and War Requiem (Cambridge University Press), Britten and the Far East, Jazz, and The Chronicle of Jazz; he has also edited The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten and (with David Horn) The Cambridge Companion to Jazz. He is currently writing a history of film music for Cambridge University Press, and is a co-editor of the ongoing and critically acclaimed edition of Britten's correspondence published by Faber. He is also active as a pianist and composer, his compositions having been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio France, and performed at London's South Bank and St John's Smith Square.

    Contributors

    Nigel Simeone, Arnold Whittall, John Deathridge, Virgilio Bernardoni, Caroline Harvey, Philip Weller, Alan Street, Christopher Walton, Nigel Simeone, Guido Heldt, Rachel Beckles Willson, Marina Frolova-Walker, Elise K. Kirk, Christopher Mark, Robert Adlington, Arved Ashby, Mervyn Cooke, Stephen Banfield, Nicholas Payne, Tom Sutcliffe

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