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"Batter the doom drum": The music for Peter Hall's 'Oresteia' and other productions of Greek tragedy by Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir

Beard, David Jason 2010. "Batter the doom drum": The music for Peter Hall's 'Oresteia' and other productions of Greek tragedy by Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir. In: Brown, Peter and Ograjensek, Suzana eds. Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 369-397.

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Abstract

Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most important in the repertoire. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance Studies, English Literature, Modern Languages, and Theatre Studies provides an exceptionally wide-ranging and detailed overview of the relationship between the two genres. Since tragedies have played a much larger part than comedies in this branch of operatic history, the volume mostly concentrates on the tragic repertoire, but a chapter on musical versions of Aristophanes' Lysistrata is included, as well as discussions of incidental music, a very important part of the musical reception of ancient drama, from Andrea Gabrieli in 1585 to Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199558551
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/15324

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