Modernity, Modernism and the Aporias of Opera

Till, Nicholas (2007) Modernity, Modernism and the Aporias of Opera. In: Ferrari, G (ed.) LA MUSIQUE ET LA SCÈNE: L'Ecriture musicale et son expression scenique au xxe siecle. L'Harmatton, Paris, 102-114.. ISBN 978-2-296-04492-0

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The purpose of this essay is to argue that the conventional forms and dramaturgies of opera, upon which most composers writing in the genre still rely,are basedupon an aesthetic contradiction: a contradiction that renders the condition of modern operaessentially aporetic.

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Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Nicholas Till
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:04
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