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Johann Strauss and Vienna Operetta and the Politics of Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0521027578

ISBN-13: 9780521027571

Edition: 2006

Authors: Camille Crittenden, Arthur Groos, Tim Carter, John Deathridge, James Hepokoski

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This overview of the inception and development of Viennese operetta takes Strauss's works as a series of case studies in the interaction between stage works and their audience. It also includes a consideration of his role as a national icon.
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Book details

List price: $84.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

John Deathridge is King Edward Professor of Music at King's College London. He is the author, with Carl Dahlhaus, ofThe New Grove Wagner,co-editor of theWagner-Werk-Verzeichnis (WWV)and editor of, and contributor to, the English language edition of theWagner Handbook.

List of illustrations
Preface
List of abbreviations
The birth of a genre
Creators and performers of Viennese operetta
'Austria personified': Strauss and the search for Viennese identity
From ballroom to theater: musical style and Indigo und die vierzig Rauber
Die Fledermaus and the illusion of Carnival in Vienna
Austro-Hungarian relations and Der Zigeunerbaron
Waltzing Brunnhilde: Zukunftsmusik and Viennese operetta
Epilogue
Appendix: Synopses
Notes
Bibliography
Index