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Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo By John Whenham

Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo by John Whenham

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This is a detailed study of the earliest opera to have gained a foothold in the modern repertoire. It includes historical sections on the creation and early performances of Orfeo and its rediscovery, and essays by a conductor and a producer who have staged notable performances of the opera in recent years.

Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo Summary

Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo by John Whenham

A detailed study of the earliest opera to have gained a foothold in the modern repertoire, the book begins with a historical section in which all the known evidence about the creation and early performances of Orfeo is drawn together and evaluated. The second section of the book includes a detailed history of the rediscovery of the opera; an influential essay by Joseph Kerman is reprinted here, together with a review by Romain Rolland of the first modern performance of Orfeo. The final section includes essays by a conductor and a producer who have staged notable performances of the opera in recent years. They explain their approaches to the work, and offer solutions to some of the problems it poses in performance.

Table of Contents

Part I. Text and Context: 1. The Mantuan Orfeo Iain Fenlon; 2. The Orpheus myth and the libretto of Orfeo F. W. Sternfeld; 3. Orfeo, Act V: Alessandro Striggios's original ending John Whenham; 4. Five acts: one action John Whenham; Part II. The Rediscovery of Orfeo: 5. The rediscovery of Orfeo Nigel Fortune; 6. A review of vincent d'Indy's performance (Paris 1904) Romain Rolland; 7. Orpheus: the neoclassic vision Joseph Kerman; Part III. Re-creating Orfeo for the Modern Stage: 8. Solving the musical problems Jane Glover; 9. Telling the story David Freeman; Appendices.

Additional information

GOR001253393
9780521284776
0521284775
Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo by John Whenham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1986-02-27
232
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