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GLUCK. HIS "ALCESTE." The " Alceste" of Euripides; that of Quinault and Calsabigi; also the Scores of Lull't, Schweizer, Guglielmi and Handel. E tragedy of "Alceste," by Euripides, has formed * the subject of several operas; ...

Author: Hector Berlioz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780837169385

Category: Music

Page: 167

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1915 By Hector Berlioz

once again, Oreste and Iphigénie are presented as blameless in the whole ordeal, merely the pawns ofa tragic fate. Gluck's operas represented an opportunity for Parisian audiences to see works onstage that reflected their own national ...

Author: William James Gibbons

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580464000

Category: Music

Page: 267

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Focusing on the operas of Mozart, Gluck, and Rameau, Building the Operatic Museum examines the role that eighteenth-century works played in the opera houses of Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. These works, mostly neglected during the nineteenth century, became the main exhibits in what William Gibbons calls the Operatic Museum -- a physical and conceptual space in which great masterworks from the past and present could, like works of visual art in the Louvre, entertain audiences while educating them in their own history and national identity. Drawing on the fields of musicology, museum studies, art history, and literature, Gibbons explores how this "museum" transformed Parisian musical theater into a place of cultural memory, dedicated to the display of French musical greatness. William Gibbons is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Texas Christian University.

simplicity' which Calzabigi and Gluck aimed for in their Greek-based operas.45 Gottsched's call for a new kind of opera,46 and Winckelmann's analysis of Greek art,47 both echo Gluck's aims. By a remarkable synchronicity, Gluck's truly ...

Author: Michael Ewans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351555753

Category: Music

Page: 226

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Michael Ewans explores how classical Greek tragedy and epic poetry have been appropriated in opera, through eight selected case studies. These range from Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, drawn from Homer's Odyssey, to Mark-Antony Turnage's Greek, based on Sophocles's Oedipus the King. Choices have been based on an understanding that the relationship between each of the operas and their Greek source texts raise significant issues, involving an examination of the process by which the librettist creates a new text for the opera, and the crucial insights into the nature of the drama that are bestowed by the composer's musical setting. Ewans examines the issues through a comparative analysis of significant divergences of plot, character and dramatic strategy between source text, libretto and opera.
2017-07-05 By Michael Ewans

Chief interest lies in the authorship of the article and the impact this opera had on Liszt's own work. Contains a sensitive discussion of Gluck's dramatic treatment of the myth. Describes the growing importance of declamation in ...

Author: Patricia Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136718687

Category: Music

Page: 176

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2013-12-16 By Patricia Howard

Author: Hector Berlioz


ISBN: OCLC:62610966


Page: 189

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1972 By Hector Berlioz

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK Born: 2 July 1714, Erasbach (Germany) Died: 15 November 1787, Vienna (Austria) Gluck's name is synonymous with a movement to reform opera that began in the 1750s. Spurred on by Parisian luminary Jean-Jacques ...

Author: Alan Riding

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405335225

Category: Music

Page: 432

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"Packed into every page of this book is the excitement of discovery, knowledge, taste and visual beauty. It all gives the reader the illusion of being at an actual performance." Placido Domingo "Opera is a beautiful guide for opera enthusiasts as well as the perfect welcome for converts to this ancient rite. It offers today's and tomorrow's audiences a delightful "navigation system" along an avenue that leads from Monteverdi to Bob Wilson." Stéphane Lissner, Director of the Teatro alla Scala Essential reading – whether you are a seasoned opera goer looking for a quick brush-up before a performance, or new to the genre and wanting to know more. From Baroque to Italian, from Vivaldi to Debussy explore 400 years of music drama from late-Renaissance Italy to works from contemporary names including Philip Glass and Thomas Adès. Discover hundreds of classic and modern opera interpretations, learn about the lives of operatic masters, from Monteverdi to Adams plus, read act-by-act synopses of more than 160 operas from Madama Butterfly and Tosca to Candide and The Maid of Pskov which signpost the highlights of each opera and help you follow the story-line and identify characters. Eyewitness Companions Opera – music for your ears and eyes.
2008-05-01 By Alan Riding

In specifically musical matters, Gluck achieved in the opera a new balance between music and drama; he avoided the vocal display and stereotyped librettos which had made opera into a notorious spectacle; the orchestra contributed to the ...

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135924140

Category: Reference

Page: 1534

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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
2013-09-13 By Frank N. Magill

It does not deny , of course , that there were important composers of opera before Mozart ; but though it is willing to listen to Gluck's Orpheus or Alceste once in a while , it inclines to regard the experience as a duty which , since ...

Author: Spike Hughes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486228584

Category: Music

Page: 245

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Music excerpts are presented to show Mozart's use of tonal quality, voice interaction, and mood and melody changes in his five greatest operas
1972-01-01 By Spike Hughes

The recitatives of Gluck are doubtless very fine , in fact the recitatives Now if you would understand instrumental music a knowledge of form and chorusses constitute the greatest attraction in his operas , and are is absolutely ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044043849967

Category: Music


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1864 By

Gluck acknowledged his debt to Rousseau's writings on French music in a letter addressed to the editor of the ... from the preface to Gluck's Alceste outlines the reforms that Gluck and Calzabigi strove to introduce in the operas they ...

Author: Roberta Montemorra Marvin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754650987

Category: Music

Page: 274

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This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying a wide range of subjects associated with the creation, performance and reception of 'opera' in varying social and historical contexts from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Each essay attends to migrations between genres, cultures, literary and musical works, modes of expression, media of presentation and aesthetics. Although the directions the contributions take are diverse, they converge in significant ways, particularly with the rebuttal of the notion of the singular nature of the operatic work. The volume strongly asserts that works are meaningfully transformed by the manifold circumstances of their creation and reception, and that these circumstances have an impact on the life of those works in their many transformations and on a given audience's experience of them. migration into operatic genre; works that move across geographical and social boundaries into different cultural contexts; movements between media and/or genre as well as alterations through interpretation and performance of the composer's creation; the translation of spoken theatre to lyric theatre; the theoretical issues contingent on the rendering of 'speech' into 'song'; and the resultant effects of aesthetic considerations as they bear on opera. Crossing over disciplinary boundaries between music, literary studies, history, cultural studies and art history, the volume enriches our knowledge and understanding of the various intersections associated with opera. The book will therefore appeal to those working in the field of music, literary and cultural studies, and to those with a particular interest in opera and musical theatre.