Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fidelio

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fidelio
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Fidelio is Beethoven’s only complete opera and one of the most admired, and problematic, in the repertoire. This book explores the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within the work as well as the debt to the traditions of French opera in the late eighteenth century and its affinities with the French Revolution. Winton Dean offers a comparison of the opera’s first (1805) and final (1814) versions. Essays by Michael Tusa and Joseph Kerman consider its musical idiom and the challenges Beethoven faced as an instrumental composer trying his hand at opera. A final chapter examines the opera’s performance history, and the volume also includes a synopsis, bibliography, and informative illustrations.


Product IDCOBS012774422
Composer/Artist/Author Paul Robinson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publisher Ref No 9780521458528
Language Eng
Media Textbook
No of Pages203

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