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Synopsis: Alban Berg's Wozzeck is one of the most significant operas of the twentieth century. Douglas Jarman's study provides a clear and accessible introduction to this work, placing it in the context of the radical developments in musical language during the early decades of the century and of the development of Berg's own musical style. The book covers all aspects of the work. Early chapters are devoted to the history and discovery of the Buchner play Woyzeck on which Berg based the libretto and to the background and composition of the opera. A detailed synopsis takes the reader through the events on stage in relation to the structured musical effects. Particular attention is given in the subsequent chapter to the unique dramatic and musical design of the opera. In offering a possible interpretation of the work Douglas Jarman considers this closely organized structure in relation to the expressionistic language of the music. A final chapter charts the performances of the opera, in particular early productions, which are illustrated with many hitherto unpublished photographs from Berg's own lifetime. An important feature of the book is the inclusion of many important and otherwise unobtainable contemporary documents concerned with the play and the opera, includine Karl Emil Franzos's description of the reconstruction of the fragmented Buchner play and three commentaries by Berg himself on the opera. This comprehensive guide will be invaluable to the student and opera-goer wishing to unravel the musical and dramatic complecities of this important work.
Book Description: The unique qualities of the opera's composition, musical language and style are considered in the context of the radical developments of the period in this introduction.
Title: Alban Berg: Wozzeck (Cambridge Opera ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Good
Edition: F First Edition.
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1990. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,450grams, ISBN:9780521284813. Seller Inventory # 7603115
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, 1989. Soft Cover. Condition: Near Fine. 181pp. Burnt umber and white wrapps. Almost no wear, no writing inside. Sticker residue inside cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 008846
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1989. Paperback. Condition: The edges are stamped. A former library book from a small College with usual markings and additions; The is binding tight; the pages are clean. Very little wear. Shipping within 24 hours, with a tracking number and delivery confirmation. Seller Inventory # MSMGBox5-1220d
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Slight wear. Previous owner's address label. Seller Inventory # 012132
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0521284813