by Berg, Alban, 1885-1935.

Language: English
Format: Print Book 1990
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML50.B491 W62 1990
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML50.B491 W62 1990
In 1972 Elias Canetti said: 'with Wozzeckm Buchner achieved the most complete revolution in the whole of literature'. The same can be said of Berg's opera, as revolutionary in the history of music in our century as in opera in particular. Mark DeVoto and Theo Hirsbrunner discuss why this infinitely complex and formal score perfectly suits the confused and disordered nature of the play. In his famous essay about the opera (written in 1968, but given here for the first time in English) Theador Adorno shows how what seems fragmentory in the text is actually complete, and how the music responds to the words; Kenneth Segar offers a new interpretation of the play in the light of the most recent Buchner research. Also for the first time, the complete edition of the play as Berg knew it is set out with a translation so that readers can see not only what he kept for his liberetto but also what he omitted. This unique source material is complemented by a series of critical reactions to the first London production in 1952 illustrating the controversy which has surrounded the opera since its 1925 Berlin premiere, and the extent to which our aesthetics have changed over the last forty years.
Additional Information
Series Opera guide ; 42.
Subjects Berg, Alban, -- 1885-1935. -- Wozzeck.
Operas -- Librettos.
Publisher London : New York :J. Calder ;1990
Riverrun Press,
Other Titles Wozzeck.
Contributors Blackall, Eric A. (Eric Albert), translator.
Harford, Vida, translator.
Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Wozzeck.
Büchner, Georg, 1813-1837. Wozzeck.
Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Wozzeck.
Language English
Notes Opera libretto, adapted by the composer from Georg Büchner's Woyzeck.
English translation by Eric Blackall and Vida Harford.
"Published in association with English National Opera."
Description 112 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Discography: page 111.
Includes bibliographical references (page 112).
ISBN 0714542016
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