Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage by Peter Brown,Suzana Suzana OgrajenŠek

By Peter Brown,Suzana Suzana OgrajenŠek

Opera was once invented on the finish of the 16th century in imitation of the intended sort of supply of old Greek tragedy, and, because then, operas in response to Greek drama were one of the most crucial within the repertoire. This number of essays by way of best experts within the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance reports, English Literature, smooth Languages, and Theatre experiences offers an extremely wide-ranging and specific evaluation of the relationship
between the 2 genres. due to the fact tragedies have performed a miles greater half than comedies during this department of operatic historical past, the quantity generally concentrates at the tragic repertoire, yet a bankruptcy on musical models of Aristophanes' Lysistrata is incorporated, in addition to discussions of incidental track, a
very vital a part of the musical reception of historic drama, from Andrea Gabrieli in 1585 to Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir within the past due 20th and early twenty-first centuries.

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