The Old Maid and the Thief A Grotesque Opera in 14 scenes. [Piano-vocal score]

MENOTTI, Gian Carlo 1911-2007

Published by G. Ricordi, [New York], 1954
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Quarto. Original publisher's black wrappers illlustrated by Milena and printed in ivory. [i] (title), [i] (blank), [i] ("Announcements Before Each Scene"), [i] (blank), [i] (dedication), [i] (blank), 180 pp., 2ff. (blank).Wrappers slightly worn. Previous owner's signature to title. First Edition. The first of Menotti's libretti written in English."Critical appraisal of Menotti's works has ranged from sincere appreciation (Sargeant) to bitter denunciation, later retracted (Kerman). There are signs that Menotti's legacy in future will be more complex and wide-ranging than anticipated. In deftly side-stepping the Second Viennese School he has provided an alternative model, that of the rigorously trained classical musician whose prime motivation has been to communicate with his audience. To that end, he invented both the first opera for radio and for television and had hopes for composing an opera expressly for film. Like Gershwin before him and Lloyd Webber after, he fused together music and theatre. Whether we decide to define the results as opera, music theatre or musical does not detract from the achievement of creating new audiences for one of the oldest of genres." Bruce Archibald and Jennifer Barnes in Grove Music Online. Bookseller Inventory # 27510

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Title: The Old Maid and the Thief A Grotesque Opera...

Publisher: G. Ricordi, [New York]

Publication Date: 1954

Binding: Soft cover

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