Inside Bluebeard's Castle

Inside Bluebeard's Castle : Music and Drama in Bela Bartok's Opera

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The first full-length study of Bartok's 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle, this book is an authoritative study of one of the twentieth century's enduring operatic works. It adopts a broad approach to the study of opera by introducing, in addition to the expected music-dramatic analysis, topics of a more interdisciplinary nature that are new to the field of Bartok studies, including a detailed literary study of the libretto and a gender-focused analysis of the opera's female character, Judith.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 154.9 x 243.8 x 30.5mm | 567g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 9 halftones, 39 music examples
  • 0195109996
  • 9780195109993

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...Leafsteadt thoroughly and imaginatively examines Judith's character and the psychological implications of the Bluebeard legend. Writing in an accessible style based on sound scholarship, the author unites literary and musical sources. This unique, high-level study of an important early-20th-century masterpiece should appeal to graduate students, researchers, and faculty. * Choice *
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