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Opera In The Jazz Age

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Author: Alexandra Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190912669
Size: 30.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: Jazz, the Charleston, nightclubs, cocktails, cinema, and musical theatre: 1920s British nightlife was vibrant and exhilarating. But where did opera fit into this fashionable new entertainment world? Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in 1920s Britain explores the interaction between opera and popular culture at a key historical moment when there was a growing imperative to categorize art forms as "highbrow," "middlebrow," or "lowbrow." Literary studies of the so-called "battle of the brows" have been numerous, but this is the first book to consider the place of opera in interwar debates about high and low culture. This study by Alexandra Wilson argues that opera was extremely difficult to pigeonhole: although some contemporary commentators believed it to be too highbrow, others thought it not highbrow enough. Opera in the Jazz Age paints a lively and engaging picture of 1920s operatic culture, and introduces a charismatic cast of early twentieth-century critics, conductors, and celebrity singers. Opera was performed during this period to socially mixed audiences in a variety of spaces beyond the conventional opera house: music halls, cinemas, cafés and schools. Performance and production standards were not always high - often quite the reverse - but opera-going was evidently great fun. Office boys whistled operatic tunes they had heard on the gramophone and there was a genuine sense that opera was for everyone. In this provocative and timely study, Wilson considers how the opera debate of the 1920s continues to shape the ways in which we discuss the art form, and draws connections between the battle of the brows and present-day discussions about elitism. The book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the cultural politics of twentieth-century Britain and is essential reading for anybody interested in the history of opera, the battle of the brows, or simply the perennially fascinating decade that was the 1920s.


Puccini S La Boh Me

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Author: Alexandra Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190637919
Size: 23.14 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Book Description: Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème is one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. But how did it come to be so adored? In this book, author Alexandra Wilson traces La Bohème's rise to fame and demonstrates that its success grew steadily through stage performances, recordings, filmed versions and the endorsements of star singers. More recently, popular songs, film soundtracks and musicals that draw on the opera's music and themes added further to its immense cultural impact. This cultural history offers a fresh reading of a familiar work. Wilson argues that La Bohème's approach to realism and its flouting of conventions of the Italian operatic tradition made it strikingly modern for the 1890s. She explores how Puccini and his librettists engaged with gender, urban poverty and nostalgia--themes that grew out of the work's own time and continue to resonate with audiences more than 120 years later. Her analysis of the opera's depiction of Paris reveals that La Bohème was not only influenced by the romantic mythologies surrounding the city to this day but also helped shape them. Wilson's consideration of how directors have reinvented this opera for a new age completes this fascinating history of La Bohème, making it essential reading for anyone interested in this opera and the works it inspired.


Die Dreigroschenoper

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Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351873220X
Size: 34.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : de
Pages : 128
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Book Description: Brecht zielt mit der Dreigroschenoper auf die Entlarvung der korrupten Bourgeoisie. Auf der einen Seite erscheint der Bettlerkönig Peachum als Musterbeispiel des Geschäftemachers, für den Not und Armut nichts anderes sind als Mittel zum Zweck; auf der anderen Seite entpuppt sich der skrupellose Verbrecher Mackie Messer als Prototyp sogenannter bürgerlicher Solidität. Peachum mobilisiert die Bettlermassen, organisiert eine Demonstration des Elends und droht, den Krönungszug zu stören, falls der korrupte Polizeichef Tiger-Brown sich weigern sollte, Mackie Messer zu verhaften, der Peachums Kreise störte.


The Viking Opera Guide

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Author: Colin Davis
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN:
Size: 58.52 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 1305
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Book Description: A detailed guide to opera covers monodies, masques, modern music dramas, operettas, musicals, and grand, tragic, and comic operas


Catalog

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Author: National Center for Audio Tapes
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 78.85 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Audiotapes
Languages : en
Pages :
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Die 3 Groschenoper

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Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 41.69 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : de
Pages :
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Junger Mann Aus Reichem Haus

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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257602693
Size: 35.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 176
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Book Description: Enthält: ›Junger Mann aus reichem Haus‹, ›Die Hochzeitsparty‹, ›Die letzte Schöne des Südens‹. Drei Geschichten über das Geld und die Liebe – und den Verlust von beidem."


The Ghosts Of Gatsby

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Author: Joshua McGuire
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781728692463
Size: 52.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Operas
Languages : en
Pages : 162
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Book Description: Piano-Vocal Score of the One-Act Opera: Based on true events, The Ghosts of Gatsby is a psychological journey into the marriage of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Music soaked in the spirits of the Jazz Age, competing narratives of Zelda and Scott's past, and a dollop of dark humor all collide in a Black Mirror-like plot twist. The Ghosts of Gatsby is an operatic tribute to the demands of madness, art, and love.


Opernwelt

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Size: 46.69 MB
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Category : Ballet
Languages : de
Pages :
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