Words on Music: Essays in Honor of Andrew Porter on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday

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Andrew Porter, David Rosen, Claire Brook
Pendragon Press, 2003 - Music - 346 pages
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Essays on opera from its early Italian precursors to Stravinsky. The ontributors include Winton Dean, Phillip Gossett, John Roberts, Daniel Hertz, and Ellen Rosand. There is also a complete biography of Porter's writings. Music examples include three short pieces written in Porter's honor by Elliott Carter.
 

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Contents

Sibelius and the Kalevala
1
The Literary Afterlife
14
Don Carlos the fournote matrix
30
Corteccias Motets for
36
Handels Giustino A Janus Opera?
74
Royal Palace and its Critics
91
Piracy in Venice The Selling
120
Glucks Iphigenie en Aulide
138
An island entire of it self Glucks
199
The Making of Gerontius
207
AngloNew Yorker a review
225
Let Us Remember
256
Tempo as a Structural Element in Verdis
284
Unknown Words and Music 1939 44
300
Two Meyerbeer Letters
320
Andrew Porter
326

The Three Chapters of the Orpheus Myth
152
From Casti to Capriccio Strauss
171
A Bach Motet for Andrew
192
Contributors
342
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David Rosen is professor emeritus of music at Cornell University and the author of Verdi: Requiem, as well as numerous articles on Verdi and Puccini.

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