Jenůfa ; Katya Kabanova

by Janáček, Leoš, 1854-1928.

Language: English
Format: Print Book 1985
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML49.J36 J42 1985
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML49.J36 J42 1985
Two masterpieces of the late flowering genius of the Czech composer Leos Janacek are the subject of this double volume. Jenufa was the opera which finally brought him international recognition, and, with it. fame at home; it was the fruit of over 25 years of work. It has been called a tragedy with a happy ending, and its moving story seems to embody the spirit of Moravian village life. Katya on the other hand, was composed in an uninterrupted flow during 1920: while it is based on Ostrovky's The Storm, it contains wonderful love music inspired by the old composer's love for a much younger woman. The scores are discussed by Arnold Whittall in a comparative essay, and the background and sources are variously introduced by social and literary historians. John Tyrell comments on an important and newly discovered letter about the genesis of Katya ; Sir Charles Mackerras describes his work as an interpreter and advocate of this brilliantly original and dramatic music.
Additional Information
Series Opera guide ; 33.
Subjects Janáček, Leoš, -- 1854-1928. -- Jenůfa.
Janáček, Leoš, -- 1854-1928. -- Kát̕a Kabanová.
Operas -- Librettos.
Publisher London : New York :J. Calder ;1985
Riverrun Press,
Other Titles Katya kabanova.
Její pastorkyňa.
Kát̕a Kabanová.
Kát̕a Kabanová.
Contributors Preissová, Gabriela Sekerová, 1862-1946. Její pastorkyňa.
Ostrovsky, Aleksandr Nikolaevich, 1823-1886. Groza.
Janáček, Leoš, 1854-1928. Jenůfa.
Janáček, Leoš, 1854-1928. Jenůfa.
Janáček, Leoš, 1854-1928. Kát̕a Kabanová.
Janáček, Leoš, 1854-1928. Kát̕a Kabanová.
Language English
Essays in English, parallel Czechoslovakian libretto and English translation.
Notes "Published in association with English National Opera and the Royal Opera."
Includes librettos in Czech by the composer with English translations; Jenůfa based on Sekerová's Její pastorkyňa; Kat̕a Kabanová based on Ostrovsky's Groza.
Description 128 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 128) and discography (page 127).
ISBN 0714540811 (pbk.)
9780714540818 (pbk.)
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