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Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens By Ian Kemp

Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens by Ian Kemp

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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.

Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens Summary

Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens by Ian Kemp

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.

Table of Contents

1. Les Troyens: mostly questions Colin Davis; 2. Biographical introduction Ian Kemp; 3. Synopsis Ian Kemp; 4. Composition Hugh Macdonald; 5. Berlioz the poet? A. R. W. James; 6. Berlioz and Virgil David Cairns; 7. Les Troyens as 'grand opera' Ian Kemp; 8. On the nature of 'grand opera' David Charlton; 9. The unity of Les Troyens Ian Kemp; 10. The musical structure Julian Rushton; Commentary and analysis Ian Kemp and Julian Rushton; 12. Performance history and critical opinion Louise Goldberg.

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GOR006974930
9780521348133
0521348137
Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens by Ian Kemp
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1989-01-26
256
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