Reading Opera between the Lines Orchestral Interludes and Cultural Meaning from Wagner to Berg

By: Morris, Christopher

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xii, 219pp, music examples. A feature of Wagnerian and post-Wagnerian opera is the tendency to link scenes with numerous and often surprisingly lengthy orchestral interludes, frequently performed with the curtain closed. Often taken for granted or treated as a filler by audiences and critics, these interludes can take on very prominent roles, representing dream sequences, journeys and sexual encounters, and in some cases becoming a highlight of the opera. The author investigates the implications of these important but strangely overlooked passages. ; New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism

Title: Reading Opera between the Lines Orchestral Interludes and Cultural Meaning from Wagner to Berg

Author Name: Morris, Christopher

Categories: Opera,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0521807387

ISBN Number 13: 9780521807388

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 7657

Keywords: Classical Music History Of Music Criticism,