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Hector Berlioz : Les Troyens - Ian Kemp

Hector Berlioz

Les Troyens

By: Ian Kemp

Paperback Published: 27th March 1989
ISBN: 9780521348133
Number Of Pages: 256

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This is a series of studies of individual operas written for the opera-goer or record-collector as well as the student or scholar. Each volume has three main concerns: historical, analytical and interpretative. There is a detailed description of the genesis of each work, the collaboration between librettist and composer, and the first performance and subsequent stage history. A full synopsis considers the opera as a structure of musical and dramatic effects, and there is also a musical analysis of a section of the score. The analysis, like the history, shades naturally into interpretation: by a careful combination of new essays and excerpts from classic statements the editors of the handbooks show how critical writing about the opera, like the production and performance, can direct or distort appreciation of its structural elements. A final section of documents gives a select bibliography, a discography, and guides to other sources. Each book is published in both hard covers and as a paperback.

Les Troyens: mostly questions
Biographical introduction
Berlioz the poet?
Berlioz and Virgil
Les Troyens as 'grand opera'
On the nature of 'grand opera'
The unity of Les Troyens
The musical structure
Commentary and analysis
Performance history and critical opinion
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ISBN: 9780521348133
ISBN-10: 0521348137
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 27th March 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33