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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

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  • Date Published: June 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521404310

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  • Stravinsky's opera-oratorio Oedipus rex is widely acknowledged as one of the most original music-theatre works of the twentieth century. This clear and concise guide is the first ever to be written on this work and it describes the music and its staging in close detail. It offers the first proper explanation of the plot and its relation to its literary sources and provides a fully documented discussion of the origins of Oedipus rex in Stravinsky's own work and thinking. By placing the work in its social context Stephen Walsh paints a vivid picture of Parisian artistic politics in the twenties from which emerges one of the richest and most suggestive works of art of modern times.

    • Important twentieth-century stage work with a libretto by Jean Cocteau for which full text and translation is provided (from Latin and French)
    • Vividly describes the Parisian background to this work, written in the 1920s
    • Corrects many errors in standard books on Stravinsky
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    • Date Published: June 1993
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521404310
    • length: 132 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 142 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 16 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of abbreviations
    1. The exile finds a new home
    2. Of masks, masses and magic
    3. In which the music unfolds
    4. How it all came to be known
    Appendix A. The libretto
    Appendix B. The Latin text and its setting
    Appendix C. Cast and orchestra
    Notes
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Stephen Walsh, University of Wales College of Cardiff

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