Call#: Van Pelt Library ML1727.1 C47 2000
"'Envoicing' the orchestra." cited by Birth of Orchestra.
"'Media' is interpreted in terms of both narrative systems and practical theatre resources." ("The term 'media' obviously signifies material elements like orchestras, choruses, acting and staging" viii)
As the title suggests, Gallez’s article examines two artists‘ collaboration not only on Nevsky, but also on Ivan the Terrible, a movie Eisenstein made few years after Nevsky. The essay is structured around the scope of Prokofiev’s film music and his collaboration with Eisenstein, in order to offer a comprehensive analysis of the audio-visual structure of Nevsky and Ivan (the latter is unimportant for the purpose of this bibliography). Gallez notes that although neither artist characterized their approach to Nevsky as approaching a production of an opera, when wedding music and film in this movie their style is ultimately “operatic”. Echoing another film critic Sadoul, Gallez argues that Nevsky is an instance of a “cinematographic opera”, employing “aural-visual counterpoint” (16) - it intertwines the realism of cinema per se (film as a medium of art) with the stylization of dramatic work (opera as an art form). However, for Gallez, the result of such mixing produced an “awkward result” (17). He identifies the “inconsistent design” as the major fault - Eisenstein switching between the realistic and symbolic approaches; between using pre-recorded score and altering the music to fit the edited material; and the overall absence of logic in musical entrances and exits (20). Nevertheless, Gallez also admits it is partly due to the obsolete film and sound equipment in the Soviet Union at that time, and ultimately declares that Nevsky is more than a clumsy attempt at creating a cinematic opera; because above all, it is a unique and totally original film music work that “should be judged for its overall merit and the totality of its effect” (28).
Evaluation & Analysis:
This article is by far the most outstanding academic work on Prokofiev-Eisenstein collaboration and with its special emphasis on placing the Nevsky score within the larger context of Prokofiev-Eisenstein teamwork, it is also the most significant one within this annotated bibliography. Gallez offers a very systematic and structural analysis – he divides the essay into various themes and topics and then peels off the unimportant stuff by either refuting, or taking useful insights, from others’ arguments, and eventually getting to the real core of the issue and offering his own standpoint. His research on this topic is the most extensive among others, he presents correct factual information, his reasoning is very sound and to-the-point, and his writing style is truly elaborate. In pure analytical terms, Gallez’s article does not have any logical inconsistencies. The only challenging aspect to Gallez is the fact that he is asking himself “How does the music relate to the film?” while he could be further asking “And how does the film relate to the music?”. But not to be unfair to Gallez, his thesis does state that he intends to consider “the merits of the music as support for the films and as pure music” and not vice-versa. From this perspective, Gallez’s assessment of the Eisenstein-Prokofiev collaboration and his analysis of the functional and conceptual aspects of Nevsky film score are unmatched in the academic circles.
Call#: Van Pelt Library ML410.H4 A47
Yearbook 1 (1962) Landon "Marionette Operas and the Repertoire of the Marionette Theatre at Esterhaz Castle"
Yearbook 11 (1980) Robert Green "Haydn's and Regnard's 'Il Disttrato': A Re-examination"
Call#: Van Pelt Library ML410.H4 B245 1960
Call#: HQ71 .B57 1991
Rachel Lewis, "Love and Persuassion in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione Di Poppea," Music and Letters 86.1 2005
According to the Galenic tradition with which Monteverdi would have been familiar, there was no stable biological divide between male and female; the Renaissance lackeda scientific discourse that could even claim to establish a definitive method by which one distinguished male from female.14 Sexual identity was relational, not a fixed bodily condition, but a response to contexts that were always changing.15
14 See Ann Rosalind Jones and Peter Stallybrass, 'Fetishizing Gender: Constructing the Hermaphrodite in Renaissance Europe', in Julia Epstein and Kristina Straub (eds.), Body Guards: The Cultural Politics of Gender Ambiguity (New York and London, 1991), 80–110 at 81.
By DANIEL J. WAKIN
Published: September 6, 2006
Coming soon to your multiplex in the mall: bel canto fireworks and bass-baritone rumbles, love duets and orchestral colors, divas, tenors and trills.
The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it would begin broadcasting live performances into movie theaters across the United States, Canada and Britain, rubbing shoulders with professional wrestling and rock concerts.
Call#: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center Music DVD 377
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Seductive beauty characteristic of modernist music-drama (Bluebeard's Castle, Pellease et Melisande, even Wozzeck, Erwartung, Moses und Aron)
Call#: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center Music DVD 33
Call#: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center BMG 603316 LD
Call#: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center Music DVD 82
Call#: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center Music DVD 375