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Richard Strauss, Arabella (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)

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This is the first comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss's Arabella. The opening chapters explore the literary background of the work, and examine the Strauss-Hofmannsthal collaboration. Arabella is seen as the culmination of specific ideas and techniques: an attempt to win something of the subtlety of the spoken theatre for the operatic stage and to find a balance between words and music. A full synopsis of the work provides an insight into the psychological motivation of the drama and an impression of the musical shape and substance of the opera. More detailed analytical comment considers Strauss's 'long-range' tonal procedures and his use of key and Motiv for characterisation, allusion and particular expressive purposes. Special features of this guide are a comentary on one of the Strauss Arabella sketchbooks and an investigation of a series of as yet unpublished letters from Strauss to Böhm, Krauss and Fanto.

Synopsis:

The first comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss's opera, Arabella.

Synopsis:

The first comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss's opera, Arabella.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive guide to the opera explores its literary background and examines the Strauss-Hofmannsthal collaboration as an attempt to achieve the subtlety of the spoken theater on the operatic stage.

Description:

Bibliography: p. 153-155. Discography: p. 156-159.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Dramatis personae; Abbreviations; 1. Strauss and Hofmannsthal: the collaborative background; 2. Synopsis; 3. Literary sources; 4. The Arabella collaboration; 5. The structure of the opera; 6. Analysis: technique and expression; 7. The Act 3 sketchbook; 8. Premiere and aftermath; 9. Critical reactions; 10. An interpretative assessment; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Discography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521335775
Author:
Birkin, Kenneth
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Operas
Subject:
Stories, plots, etc.
Subject:
Strauss, Richard
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
Strauss, Richard, --1864-1949.--Arabella
Subject:
Strauss, Richard, --1864-1949.--Arabella Stra
Subject:
Music | Opera
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Series Volume:
no. 679
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.42x5.41x.44 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The first comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss's opera, Arabella.
"Synopsis" by , The first comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss's opera, Arabella.
"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive guide to the opera explores its literary background and examines the Strauss-Hofmannsthal collaboration as an attempt to achieve the subtlety of the spoken theater on the operatic stage.
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