Amahl and the Night Visitors


Author: Gian Carlo Menotti,Michele Lemieux

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688054269

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 933

Relates how a crippled young shepherd comes to accompany the three Kings on their way to pay hommage to the newborn Jesus.

Saints in the Limelight

Representations of the Religious Quest on the Post-1945 Operatic Stage


Author: Siglind Bruhn

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9781576470961

Category: Music

Page: 635

View: 4759

In the small list of scholarly works on music after World War II, there are few studies of the operatic repertory and none at all on the surprisingly large number of operas on religious themes. In this interdisciplinary study of thirty-eight music dramatic works on saintly subjects, Siglind Bruhn, distinguished author of such seminal studies as The Temptation of Paul Hindemith and Musical Ekphrasis, asks why this phenomenon occurred in the last half of the previous century and investigates how contemporary composers express spiritual mysteries. The works examined include celebrated masterpieces, lesser works by renowned composers, and gems by composers who were highly esteemed in their own country and time. Although all the works she discusses have been publicly performed and almost half of them commercially recorded, many have never been discussed in print outside their country of origin and none of them has been examined to ask how the musical language and the dramatic elements convey the religous quest in all its complexity. The range of works under scrutiny range from Messiaien's St. François d'Assise to Philipp Glass's Satyagraha; from Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites to Menotti's Saint of Bleecker Street; from Tavener's Mary of Egypt to Tomasi's Miguel de Manana.

Library of Congress Catalog

Music and phonorecords


Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 6263

A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.

Gian Carlo Menotti

A Bio-bibliography


Author: Donald L. Hixon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313261398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

View: 9309

A reference guide to the career of Gian Carlo Menotti, composer of numerous operas and choral, instrumental, and chamber music.

American Opera


Author: Elise Kuhl Kirk

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252026232

Category: Music

Page: 459

View: 878

"With this overview, Elise K. Kirk provides a lively history of one of America's liveliest arts. A treasure trove of information on a substantial, heretofore neglected repertoire, American Opera sketches musical traits and provides plot summaries, descriptions of sets and stagings and biographical details on performers, composers and librettists for more than a hundred American operas, many of which have received unjustifiably scant attention since their premieres." "From the spectacle and melodrama of William Dunlap's Pizarro, in Peru (1800) and the pathos of Caryl Florio's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1882) to the chilling psychological drama of Jack Beeson's Lizzie Borden (1965) and the lyric elegance of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (1991), opera in America displays the energy and diversity of the nation itself. Kirk shows that this rich, varied repertoire includes far more than the familiar jewels Porgy and Bess, Candide, Susannah, and The Consul."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Catalog of Copyright Entries


Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: N.A


Category: American drama

Page: N.A

View: 5780

Four Centuries of Opera

Manuscripts and Printed Editions in the Pierpont Morgan Library


Author: J. Rigbie Turner,Robert Kendall,James Parsons,Pierpont Morgan Library

Publisher: Dover Publications


Category: Music

Page: 132

View: 1720



Author: Richard Synyer Hill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 2339

Opera Scenes for Class and Stage


Author: Mary Elaine Wallace,Robert Wallace

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809384558

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 517

Musically sound and fully annotated, this new reference work provides ready access to over 700 excerpts from 100 operas, by voice categories, and thus provides information on a wide variety of matters of interest to directors, teachers, and singers. A table of voice categories, coded excerpts (including length and reference to accessible scores), character descriptions (including estimations of degrees of difficulty of the music), summaries of the action of each excerpt, and indexes to titles, composers, and well-known arias and ensembles make this book an indispensable tool.

American Aria



Author: Sherrill Milnes

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574671605

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

View: 1619

What's it like to grow up on a small farm in Illinois only to find yourself, some 20 years later, performing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House? And then to travel the world, singing in historic theaters from La Scala in Milan to Vienna, Paris, London, and beyond? Former Met star Sherrill Milnes tells all in this completely updated, first-time-in-paperback edition of his very successful biography.

Moans, Groans, Cries, and Sighs

Or, a Composer at Work


Author: Gian Carlo Menotti

Publisher: G Schirmer, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780634004322

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 1714

This piece was commissioned by the King'Singers and may be performed by a Men's Choir with the top parts in falsetto, or as a mixed ensemble.

The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical


Author: Raymond Knapp,Mitchell Morris,Stacy Wolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019998736X

Category: Drama

Page: 482

View: 2794

The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical presents keywords and critical terms that deepen analysis and interpretation of the musical. Taking into account issues of composition, performance, and reception, the book's contributors bring a wide range of practical and theoretical perspectives to bear on their considerations of one of America's most lively, enduring artistic traditions.

Falling Up

The Days and Nights of Carlisle Floyd : the Authorized Biography


Author: Thomas Holliday

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815610033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 509

View: 370

Carlisle Sessions Floyd the minister, the father of Carlisle Sessions Floyd the composer (the subject of this biography), graduated from Wofford College.