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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2023) 76 (1): 1–55.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Christy Thomas Adams Giacomo Puccini’s operas have a long history of being hailed as “cinematic.” Such descriptions began to appear during his lifetime and persisted in the years following his death, and more recent scholarship has continued to echo them. Associations between Puccini and film also...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2020) 73 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Stefano Castelvecchi In discussing those passages of an opera in which not only the audience but also the characters of the story hear music, musicologists often write of “diegetic” music, adopting well-established terminology from film studies and narratology. The terms “diegesis” and “diegetic...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2020) 73 (1): 1–52.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Claudio Vellutini This article examines the change in the Viennese reception of Donizetti's operas in relation to the internationalization of the city's theatrical life during the last fifteen years of the Metternich regime (1833–48), as well as the ensuing tensions between German nationalist...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2018) 71 (3): 595–654.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Danielle Ward-Griffin This article examines the relationship between opera on television and opera on the stage in America in the 1950s and 1960s. Using the NBC Opera (1949–64) as a case study, I trace both what television borrowed from the operatic stage and what television sought to bring...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2017) 70 (1): 129–169.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Emily Frey This article considers Musorgsky's opera Boris Godunov in light of the outbreak of political violence in Russia during the 1860s and 1870s. Attempting to make sense of Dmitry Karakozov's ideologically motivated attack on Alexander II in 1866, Russians sought parallels in literature—where...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2014) 67 (3): 685–734.
Published: 01 December 2014
... was subject to a system of licenses, 1806–64. At the center of the inquiry are institutional structures and their relationship to those responsible for both the creation and the cultivation of stage music in the period. They explain the context for the cultural agents and products not only of the main opera...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2012) 65 (2): 463–509.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Katharine Ellis In 1899, six years after Gounod's death, his Provençal opera Mireille (1864) suddenly became a focal point for regionalist celebration and debate in the South of France. It also, in a paradoxical sense, came “home” to Arles—a town that the original poem's author, Frédéric Mistral...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2010) 63 (2): 243–290.
Published: 01 August 2010
... specific purposes. Three self-published books stand out as the only operatic scores published in seventeenth-century England: Locke's The English Opera (1675), Grabu's Albion and Albanius (1687), and Purcell's The Vocal and Instrumental Musick of the Prophetess (1691). These substantial volumes had...