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Alban Berg : Lulu - Douglas Jarman

Paperback Published: 29th April 1991
ISBN: 9780521284806
Number Of Pages: 172

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This book is the first 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.

List of illustrations
General preface
Introduction: chronology and background
From play to libretto
Posthumous history
The formal design
Melodic, harmonic and rhythmic language
Act III, scene 2, b.1146 - 1326: an analysis
A suggested interpretation
Pandora's Box (1905)
The case of 'Pandora's Box' (1905): From the judgement of the Berlin Royal District Court
On the 'Pandora's Box' case (1906)
A note on Act III of Lulu (1964)
The 'lost' score of the 'Symphonic Pieces from Lulu'
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ISBN: 9780521284806
ISBN-10: 0521284805
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 29th April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.23

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