Janacek: Glagolitic Mass

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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass
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Overview

The Glagolitic Mass, written between 1926 and 1927, is not only one of Janácek’s most important works: it is also a masterpiece of the twentieth-century choral repertoire. In this fascinating account of the work and its history, Paul Wingfield brings together material from early articles and reviews, letters and manuscripts which form a comprehensive account of the work’s genesis and performance history. The author also provides a thorough revision of the Old Church Slavonic text along with English translation, and reconstructs Janácek’s ‘ideal’ version of the work - far more exciting than the less adventurous rearrangement currently performed. Chapters on the music itself offer a full synopsis of the Glagolitic Mass, an in-depth discussion of its musical organisation and a selection of key interpretations of the piece by Janácek and others.

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Product IDCOBS012774322
Composer/Artist/Author Paul Wingfield
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publisher Ref No 9780521389013
Language Eng
Media Textbook
No of Pages146
ISBN-100521389011
ISBN-139780521389013

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