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Alison Wilde

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Distinto amanecer: Max Aub en México, 1943-1944

Industria cinematográfica y política cultural

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César A. Núñez

En 1943 se filmó la película Distinto amanecer, basada en la obra teatral La vida conyugal, de Max Aub. A partir de entonces, el escritor trabajará en la industria cinematográfica mexicana, que experimentaba un notable desarrollo, una verdadera "época de oro", y será para él una de sus principales fuentes de ingresos con las que subsistir en su vida de exiliado republicano. Las tensiones resultantes de la primera relación con esa industria tendrán consecuencias sobre su posterior inserción en el ámbito cultural del país de refugio. Revisar esas tensiones ayuda a comprender los primeros tiempos de Aub en México tanto como a vislumbrar rasgos del mundo intelectual en el que desenvolvió su trabajo. La película, en fin, permite hilar una compleja red de nexos entre la política, la industria cultural y la esfera artística, para mostrar una imagen no siempre perceptible a simple vista. Dado que la adaptación de la obra teatral al film generó una serie de conflictos entre Aub y el director, Julio Bracho, se estudia aquí esa polémica, a partir no sólo de los documentos rescatados por diversos investigadores, sino también, por primera vez, del guion original de la película. Este guion, olvidado desde 1943, es un interesante documento que echa luz sobre los objetivos y pretensiones de una producción con la que, a pesar de todo, Aub comenzaba su extenso vínculo con el cine mexicano.
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Dramatism and Musical Theater

Experiments in Rhetorical Performance

Kimberly Eckel Beasley and James P. Beasley

Dramatism and Musical Theater: Experiments in Rhetorical Performance is an innovative workbook for both students and teachers in advanced communication performance. Meeting at the nexus of English composition, advanced rhetoric, theater, music, and drama, this book utilizes Kenneth Burke's method of dramatism to discover the motives inherent in performance practices, whether they be in the classroom or on the stage. In this book Kimberly Eckel Beasley and James P. Beasley take the five corners of the dramatistic pentad (act, scene, agent, agency, and purpose) and demonstrate their utilization in performance analysis. The authors then correlate those performance practices with the production of five contemporary musicals: Little Women, Aida, Street Scene, Into the Woods, and Children of Eden in order to emphasize the use of the dramatistic pentad in character, scene, and staging direction. By doing so, the book highlights dramatism as a performance practice necessary for effective participation in artistic communities.

Dramatism and Musical Theater: Experiments in Rhetorical Performance is also an indispensable guide for teachers and directors to successfully navigate the challenges of collegiate theatrical production.

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Alicja Usarek-Topper

The genesis and genius of Bartók’s Concerto was mingled with his love for Stefi Geyer. As Hungarian Tristan pursuing his Isolde, he sounds allusions to Wagner’s paean of unfulfilled love. In transposing the ideal into the real, Bartók enlists folk sources voicing pristine truths of peasants. While biography and Tristan allusions supply the keys to Stefi’s Concerto, the Tristan grief motif serves as bridge from idealized romance to the pentatonic simplicity of peasant realism. In these tensions private love and public life, and esoteric romance and raw worldliness are provoked and reconciled. The rise and fall of living romance and its musical mirroring against peasant scales and rhythms is background to "Tristan" ruling a score that incites and resolves the clash of two conflicting worlds

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Stefi Geyer

Materialien zur ihrer Biographie

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Edited by Helga Varadi and Dominik Sackmann

Stefi Geyer (1888–1956), die aus Ungarn stammende Violinistin, lebte von 1920 bis zu ihrem Tod in Zürich. Béla Bartók, Othmar Schoeck und Willy Burkhard schrieben für sie Violinkonzerte. Zum ersten Mal wird ihre gesamte Lebensgeschichte, soweit sich diese rekonstruieren liess, nacherzählt, ergänzt um Fotografien und eine Liste sämtlicher Konzerte unter ihrer Mitwirkung. Ein gesondertes Kapitel ist der künstlerischen Beziehung zwischen Béla Bartók und Stefi Geyer gewidmet.
Der Band enthält in deutscher Übersetzung erstmals den gesamten Briefwechsel zwischen Stefi Geyer und Béla Bartók sowie Stefi Geyers Korrespondenz mit der Familie ihres Cousins mütterlicherseits.
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Edited by Stefanie Acquavella-Rauch and Birger Petersen

Komponieren – im Sinne eines Entwerfens und Entwickelns von Musik als Schreibvorgang und gedanklicher Prozess – ist direkt verbunden mit einem jeweils spezifischen neuzeitlichen Künstlerbild und Kunstbegriff. Dieser Band hat zum Ziel, die musikalische Skizzenforschung aus der unmittelbaren Verbindung zur philologischen Erschließung von Werkgenesen zu lösen und in den größeren Kontext einer Schreib- und Kreativitätsforschung zu stellen. Bezogen auf die drei Schwerpunkte Schriftbildlichkeit, Rekonstruktion des musikalischen Denkens und interdisziplinärer Methodendiskurs werden neue Ansätze für die Musik des langen 19. Jahrhunderts diskutiert. Übergeordnet soll der Band dazu beitragen, das Studium der Skizzen als eine als Problemgeschichte des Komponierens zu definierenden Kulturgeschichte musikalischen Schaffens formulieren zu können.

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Richard Hageman

From Holland to Hollywood

Nico de Villiers, Kathryn Kalinak and Asing Walthaus

Richard Hageman (1881-1966) was celebrated during his lifetime as a conductor, pianist, vocal coach, and composer. His art songs put him solidly in the vanguard of mid-century composers and he was routinely referred to in the same context as Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, William Grant Still, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. His opera Caponsacchi was the first American opera to premiere in Vienna. A conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, Hageman knew the great singers of the age, conducting Enrico Caruso and Geraldine Farrar, and accompanying Nellie Melba and Emmy Destinn. He wrote songs for John McCormack and Lotte Lehmann. By the late 1930s Hageman was composing in Hollywood, scoring westerns for John Ford and earning six Academy Award nominations. In Hollywood, he had drinks with John Wayne, rubbed shoulders with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, and shared the screen with Louis Armstrong and Elizabeth Taylor.

Richard Hageman: From Holland to Hollywood is the first critical biography to reconstruct Hageman’s colorful life while recreating the cultural milieu in which he flourished: opera in America during the first half of the twentieth century and film scoring in Hollywood in the heyday of the studio system. Here Hageman’s most important works are analyzed in depth for the first time, from his famous art song, "Do Not Go My Love" and his opera Caponsacchi, to his film scores such as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and 3 Godfathers. This biography offers a compelling read for opera lovers, film fans, and American history enthusiasts alike.

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Edited by Ludger Scherer

Märchenfilme haben weltweit Konjunktur, sie weisen aber diesseits und jenseits des Atlantiks auch deutliche Unterschiede auf. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes untersuchen interkulturelle und intermediale Differenzen und Interferenzen in zeitgenössischen Märchenfilmen und -serien aus Amerika und Europa. Dabei gerät das Modell Disney als kritisch zu reflektierende Referenzgröße und Ausgangspunkt einer internationalen Disneyfizierung des Films in den Fokus. Exemplarische Analysen, theoretische Überlegungen zum Genre und transatlantische Reflexionen vermitteln vielfältige Einblicke in das aktuelle Kulturphänomen Märchenfilm.

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Documentary in Wales

Cultures and Practices

Edited by Dafydd Sills-Jones and Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones

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Reba Wissner

During the 1950s and 1960s, the Cold War and the potential for nuclear attack were on everyone’s mind. It should therefore come as no surprise that despite an initial reluctance, several television shows that aired during this period focused on the atomic and hydrogen bombs ("the Bomb") and their potential for destruction. Music and the Atomic Bomb on American Television, 1950-1969 is the first book to consider the important role that music and sound play in the destruction narratives about the Bomb on Cold War-era television. This book not only examines the television shows that deal with the nuclear weapons in various forms and genres, but also contextualizes these shows through an analysis of primary source documents such as government pamphlets and documents, newspaper and periodical reports, presidential records, composer and television production records, and informational trade paperbacks.