Ludwig Van Beethoven, Fidelio

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Fidelio

Book - 1996
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Fidelio is Beethoven's only complete opera and one of the most admired, and problematic, in the repertoire. This Opera Handbook explores the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within the work as well as the debt to the traditions of French opera in the late eighteenth century and the French Revolution. Winton Dean offers a comparison of the opera's first (1805) and final (1814) versions. Essays by Michael Tusa and Joseph Kerman consider its musical idiom and the challenges Beethoven faced as an instrumental composer trying his hand at opera. A final chapter examines the opera's performance history, and the volume also includes a synopsis, bibliography, and informative illustrations.
This book explores the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within Fidelio, Beethoven's only complete opera.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780521458528
0521458528
9780521452212
052145221X
Branch Call Number: 782.1 BEETH ROBIN
Characteristics: xi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Fidelio

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