The Resource Janaćěk and his world, edited by Michael Beckerman

Janaćěk and his world, edited by Michael Beckerman

Label
Janaćěk and his world
Title
Janaćěk and his world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Beckerman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
342
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.J18
LC item number
J36 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Bard music festival
Summary expansion
Once thought to be a provincial composer of only passing interest to eccentrics, Leos Janaćek (1854-1928) is now widely acknowledged as one of the most powerful and original creative figures of his time. Banned for all purposes from the Prague stage until the age of 62, and unable to make it even out of the provincial capital of Brno, his operas are now performed in dynamic productions throughout the globe. This volume brings together some of the world's foremost Janaćek scholars to look closely at a broad range of issues surrounding his life and work. Representing the latest in Janaćek scholarship, the essays are accompanied by newly translated writings by the composer himself.The collection opens with an essay by Leon Botstein who clarifies and amplifies how Max Brod contributed to Janaćek 's international success by serving as "point man" between Czechs and Germans, Jews and non-Jews. John Tyrrell, the dean of Janaćek scholars, distills more than thirty years of research in "How Janaćek Composed Operas," while Diane Paige considers Janaćek's liason with a married woman and the question of the artist's muse. Geoffrey Chew places the idea of the adulterous muse in the larger context of Czech fin de siec̀le decadence in his thoroughgoing consideration of Janaćek's problematic opera Osud. Derek Katz examines the problems encountered by Janaćek's satirically patriotic "Excursions of Mr. Broucek" in the post-World War I era of Czechoslovak nationalism, while Paul Wingfield mounts a defense of Janaćek against allegations of cruelty in his wife's memoirs. In the final essay, Michael Beckerman asks how much true history can be culled from one of Janaćek's business cards.The book then turns to writings by Janaćek previously unpublished in English. These not only include fascinating essays on Naturalism, opera direction, and Tristan and Isolde, but four impressionistic chronicles of the "speech melodies" of daily life. They provide insight into Janaćek's revolutionary method of composition, and give us the closest thing we will ever have to the "heard" record of a Czech pre-war past-or any past, for that matter
Label
Janaćěk and his world, edited by Michael Beckerman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Essays -- part 2. Janaćěk's writings
Control code
000057125925
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400832095
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35830839
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868927747
  • sks3580839

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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