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Alban Berg: "Lulu"

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This book is a guide to Berg's second opera, Lulu, written in non-technical language and intended for those students and music lovers wishing to become familiar with one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century music. Jarman presents a clear and concise introduction to the musical language and to the intricate musical and dramatic structure of Berg's opera. The volume also examines the literary background, the genesis, composition, and tortuous posthumous career of the work. The final chapters survey the performance history and suggest a possible interpretation of this complex and challenging composition. An important feature of the book is the inclusion of source documents and critical responses to the opera. Illustrated with photographs from the premiere and from recent productions, the volume also includes a synopsis, bibliography, and discography.

Description:

Discography: p.143. Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-142) and index.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; General preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: chronology and background; 2. From play to libretto; 3. Synopsis; 4. Posthumous history; 5. The formal design; 6. Melodic, harmonic and rhythmic language; 7. Act III, scene 2, b.1146 - 1326: an analysis; 8. A suggested interpretation; Documents 1. Pandora's Box (1905) Karl Kraus; 2. The case of 'Pandora's Box' (1905): From the judgement of the Berlin Royal District Court; 3. On the 'Pandora's Box' case (1906) Frank Wedekind; 4. A note on Act III of Lulu (1964) George Perle; 5. The 'lost' score of the 'Symphonic Pieces from Lulu' Douglas Jarman; Notes; Bibliography; Discography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521284806
Author:
Jarman, Douglas
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Wagner, Richard
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Berg, Alban
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Music | Opera
Subject:
Opera
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge opera handbooks
Series Volume:
124
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.40 in. .50 lbs.

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