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Author Latham, Edward David.

Title Tonality as drama [electronic resource] : closure and interruption in four twentieth-century American operas / Edward D. Latham.

Imprint Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, c2008.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xv, 221 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-210) and index.
Contents Tonality as drama: an introduction -- Dramatic closure: the Stanislavsky system and the attainment of character objectives -- Tonal closure: a Schenkerian approach to tonal drama -- The completed background line with open-ended coda: Scott Joplin's grand opera Treemonisha (1911) -- The multi-movement Anstieg or initial ascent: George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess (1935) -- The multi-movement initial arpeggiation: Kurt Weill's Broadway opera Street scene (1947) -- The prolonged permanent interruption: Aaron Copland's operatic tone poem The tender land (1954).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917. Treemonisha.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Street scene.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Porgy and Bess.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Tender land.
Operas -- Analysis, appreciation.
Opera -- United States -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781574412499 (cloth : alk. paper)

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