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Leos Janacek : Kat'a Kabanova - John Tyrrell

Leos Janacek

Kat'a Kabanova

By: John Tyrrell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th August 1982
ISBN: 9780521298537
Number Of Pages: 252

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Kat'a Kabanova is both the first Janacek opera to have been performed in Britain and the one which has received the most productions in Britain and the USA. In this book John Tyrrell brings together letters, early reviews and other documents (most of them translated from Czech for the first time) on the opera's composition and its early performances. A group of key interpretations of the opera ranges from one by the opera's German translator and Janacek's first biographer Max Brod to specially commissioned essays by Wilfrid Mellers and by David Pountney, producer of the highly successful Welsh National Opera/Scottish Opera Janacek cycle."

General prefacep. v
List of illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Note on namesp. xii
Note on music examplesp. xiv
Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Ostrovsky's play 'The Thunderstorm'p. 38
The librettop. 48
Synopsis: innocence and guilt in 'Kat'a Kabanova'p. 70
Composition and the Brno and Prague premieres: letters and reviewsp. 91
Stage history and receptionp. 111
General surveyp. 111
'Kat'a Kabanova' in the United Kingdomp. 120
'Kat'a Kabanova' in the USAp. 128
Textual problemsp. 134
The interludesp. 134
Orchestration problems and the revised editionp. 143
Janacek and the viola d'amorep. 154
Interpretationsp. 162
'Katja Kabanowa'p. 162
Les autres oeuvres dramatiques: 'Katia Kabanova'p. 166
Janacek and 'Katya Kabanova'p. 171
Leos Janacekp. 174
Producing 'Kat'a Kabanova'p. 184
Notesp. 199
Productions of 'Kat'a Kabanova'p. 209
Sourcesp. 225
Bibliographyp. 226
Discographyp. 228
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780521298537
ISBN-10: 0521298539
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 16th August 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3