Janacek: Glagolitic Mass
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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass by Paul Wingfield
Book DescriptionThe Glagolitic Mass, written between 1926 and 1927, is not only one of Janacek's most important works: it is also a masterpiece of the twentieth-century choral repertoire. In this fascinating account of the work and its history, Paul Wingfield brings together material from early articles and reviews, letters and manuscripts which form a comprehensive account of the work's genesis and performance history. The author also provides a thorough revision of the Old Church Slavonic text along with English translation, and reconstructs Janacek's 'ideal' version of the work - far more exciting than the less adventurous rearrangement currently performed. Chapters on the music itself offer a full synopsis of the Glagolitic Mass, an in-depth discussion of its musical organisation and a selection of key interpretations of the piece by Janacek and others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521380133
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Wingfield
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In this fascinating description of Janacek's most important works The Glagolithic Mass and its history, Paul Wingfield brings together information on all significant aspects of the work.
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