Leos Janacek: Kat'a Kabanova
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Leos Janacek: Kat'a Kabanova by John Tyrrell
Book DescriptionKat'a Kabanova is both the first Janacek opera to have been performed in Britain and the one which has received the most productions in Britain and the USA. In this book John Tyrrell brings together letters, early reviews and other documents (most of them translated from Czech for the first time) on the opera's composition and its early performances. A group of key interpretations of the opera ranges from one by the opera's German translator and Janacek's first biographer Max Brod to specially commissioned essays by Wilfrid Mellers and by David Pountney, producer of the highly successful Welsh National Opera/Scottish Opera Janacek cycle.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521298537
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jun-1982
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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