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Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fidelio (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)

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Fidelio is Beethoven's only complete opera and one of the most admired, and problematic, in the repertoire. This Opera Handbook explores the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within the work as well as the debt to the traditions of French opera in the late eighteenth century and the French Revolution. Winton Dean offers a comparison of the opera's first (1805) and final (1814) versions. Essays by Michael Tusa and Joseph Kerman consider its musical idiom and the challenges Beethoven faced as an instrumental composer trying his hand at opera. A final chapter examines the opera's performance history, and the volume also includes a synopsis, bibliography, and informative illustrations.

Synopsis:

This book explores the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within Fidelio, Beethoven's only complete opera.

Synopsis:

Fidelio is one of the most admired, and problematic, operas in the repertoire. This book explores the musical and dramatic elements of the work. David Charlton examines the debt to the traditions of French opera and the French Revolution. Winton Dean offers a comparison of the opera's first and final versions. Essays by Michael Tusa and Joseph Kerman consider its musical idiom and the challenges Beethoven faced as an instrumental composer trying his hand at opera. A final chapter examines the opera's performance history. The volume also includes a synopsis, bibliography, and informative illustrations.

Synopsis:

Beethoven's only complete opera is one of the most admired and problematic. These essays explore the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within the work as well as its debt to the traditions of French opera in the late eighteenth century and the French Revolution.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; General preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Synopsis; 3. Beethoven and opera Winton Dean; 4. The French theatrical origins of Fidelio David Charlton; 5. Fidelio and the French Revolution; 6. Music as drama: structure, style and process in Fidelio Michael C. Tusa; 7. Augenblicke in Fidelio Joseph Kerman; 8. An interpretive history; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521458528
Editor:
Robinson, Paul
Editor:
Wagner, Richard
Editor:
Robinson, Paul
Editor:
Wagner, Richard
Author:
Robinson, Paul
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Beethoven, Ludwig van, --1770-1827.--Fidelio-
Subject:
Beethoven, Ludwig van,--1770-1827.--Fidelio--(1814)
Subject:
Music | Opera
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b/w illus.
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.44x5.37x.44 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book explores the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within Fidelio, Beethoven's only complete opera.
"Synopsis" by , Fidelio is one of the most admired, and problematic, operas in the repertoire. This book explores the musical and dramatic elements of the work. David Charlton examines the debt to the traditions of French opera and the French Revolution. Winton Dean offers a comparison of the opera's first and final versions. Essays by Michael Tusa and Joseph Kerman consider its musical idiom and the challenges Beethoven faced as an instrumental composer trying his hand at opera. A final chapter examines the opera's performance history. The volume also includes a synopsis, bibliography, and informative illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Beethoven's only complete opera is one of the most admired and problematic. These essays explore the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within the work as well as its debt to the traditions of French opera in the late eighteenth century and the French Revolution.
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