Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain

Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain

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Publisher Description

This book is the first to examine in depth the contributions of major British authors such as W. H. Auden and E. M. Forster, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. The perceived literary values of British authors, as much as the musical innovations of British composers, informed the aesthetic development of British opera. Indeed, British opera emerged as a simultaneously literary and musical project. Too often, operatic adaptations are compared superficially to their original sources. This is a particular problem for British opera, which has become increasingly defined artistically by the literary sophistication of its narrative sources. The resulting collaborations between literary figures and composers have crucial implications for the development of both opera and literature. Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain reveals the importance of this literary involvement in operatic adaptation to literature and literary studies, to music and musicology, and to cultural and theoretical studies.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
February 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
146
Pages
PUBLISHER
Taylor and Francis
SELLER
Taylor & Francis Group
SIZE
17
MB

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