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Modest Musorgsky and Boris Godunov: Myths, Realities, Reconsiderations (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)

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Caryl Emerson and Robert Oldani take a comprehensive look at the most famous Russian opera, Modest Musorgsky??'s Boris Godunov.

Synopsis:

Caryl Emerson (a literary specialist) and Robert William Oldani (a music historian) take a comprehensive look at the most famous Russian opera, Modest Musorgsky's Boris Godunov.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgments; Part I. Background: 1. Tsar Boris in history; 2. Musorgsky's literary sources, Karamzin and Pushkin; 3. Narrative and musical synopsis of the opera; 4. History of the composition, rejection, revision, and acceptance of Boris Godunov; 5. A tale of two productions - St. Petersburg (1874-1882), Paris (1908); Part II. Entr'acte: 6. Boris and the censor: documents; 7. The opera through the years: selected texts in criticism; Part III. Interpretation: 8. The Boris libretto as a formal, literary, and historical problem; 9. The music; 10. Boris Godunov during the jubilee decade: the 1980s and beyond; Discography; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521369763
Author:
Emerson, Caryl
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Wagner, Richard
Author:
Oldani, Robert
Author:
Oldani, Robert William
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Vocalists
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, --1839-1881.--B
Subject:
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich,--1839-1881.--Boris Godunov--(1872)
Subject:
Music | Opera
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 half-tones
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.79 in. 1.15 lbs.

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