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The Libretto as Literature free pdf The libretto is an integral part of every opera, but it is also a text in its own right and therefore able to be viewed both in isolation, as literature, and in conjunction with the music, for which it serves as a foundation. In this book, Nancy O. Chamness presents a thorough and innovative analysis of the origins of Busoni's Doktor Faust libretto, both in terms of Busoni's development of the text through several revisions and in terms of its place in the literary tradition of the Faust legend, including Goethe's Faust and the Faust puppet plays. She then applies this analysis to understand how the libretto functions as a literary text, as an open drama, and as part of the music and action of the opera.

About Nancy O. Chamness

The Author: Nancy O. Chamness received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Indiana University. She was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for extended study of musico-literary relations at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet in Freiburg, Germany, and later worked as a writer and consultant for arts organizations in Washington, D.C. She has been Assistant Professor of German at Earlham College and Hope College.

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Author : Nancy O. Chamness
Publisher : Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Data Published : 01 December 2001
ISBN : 0820440779
EAN : 9780820440774
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 228 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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