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Opera in Postwar Venice

Cultural Politics and the Avant-Garde

Harriet Boyd-Bennett
Hardcover | Engels | Cambridge Studies in Opera
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Beginning from the unlikely vantage point of Venice in the aftermath of fascism and World War II, this book explores operatic production in the city's nascent postwar culture as a lens onto the relationship between opera and politics in the twentieth century. Both opera and Venice in the middle of the century are often talked about in strikingly similar terms: as museums locked in the past and blind to the future. These clichés are here overturned: perceptions of crisis were in fact remarkably productive for opera, and despite being physically locked in the past, Venice was undergoing a flourishing of avant-garde activity. Focusing on a local musical culture, Harriet Boyd-Bennett recasts some of the major composers, works, stylistic categories and narratives of twentieth-century music. The study provides fresh understandings of works by composers as diverse as Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Verdi, Britten and Nono.

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  • Productcode (EAN): 9781107169272
  • Verschijningsdatum: 13/09/2018
  • Uitvoering: Hardcover
  • Bestandsformaat: Genaaid
  • Afmetingen: 187 mm x 255 mm
  • Gewicht: 671 g