Alban Berg "Lulu"
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This book is the first guide to Berg's second opera, Lulu, written in non-technical language and intended for those students and music lovers wishing to become familiar with one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century music. Jarman presents a clear and concise introduction to the musical language and to the intricate musical and dramatic structure of Berg's opera. The volume also examines the literary background, the genesis, composition, and tortuous posthumous career of the work. The final chapters survey the performance history and suggest a possible interpretation of this complex and challenging composition. An important feature of the book is the inclusion of source documents and critical responses to the opera. Illustrated with photographs from the premiere and from recent productions, the volume also includes a synopsis, bibliography, and discography.
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/22/1991
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|List of illustrations|
|Introduction: chronology and background|
|From play to libretto|
|The formal design|
|Melodic, harmonic and rhythmic language|
|Act III, scene 2, b.1146 - 1326: an analysis|
|A suggested interpretation|
|Pandora's Box (1905)|
|The case of 'Pandora's Box' (1905): From the judgement of the Berlin Royal District Court|
|On the 'Pandora's Box' case (1906)|
|A note on Act III of Lulu (1964)|
|The 'lost' score of the 'Symphonic Pieces from Lulu'|