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Die Tote Stadt Op. 12: Opera in 3 Acts Study Score
Model: 49045924

This masterpiece, composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold when he was only 23, was one of the great stage successes of the 1920s and 30s before being removed from theatre schedules by the National Socialists. Rediscovered in the 1970s, it has enjoyed continuing popularity ever since. The libretto was compiled by the composer's father, the music critic Julius Korngold, writing under the pseudonym 'Paul Schott', a combination of the name of the protagonist and the publishing house.

A vivacious theatre group comes to liven up the gloomy city of Bruges (here, a symbol of death) and the widower Paul is forced to decide between the past and the present. Korngold was fascinated by this symbolic plot and created an iridescent orchestral score washed in vivid colours. A variety of operatic devices are intermingled as if viewed through a kaleidoscope: opulent melodic arias, advanced harmonies, psychoanalytic profundity and cinematic transitions oscillating between reality and dream worlds guarantee the continuing modernity of this work up to the present day.
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Prince of Players: Opera in Two Acts Vocal Score
Model: 48024812

Based on the stage play Compleat Female Stage Beauty by Jeffrey Hatcher, Prince of Players is the tale of Restoration-era actor Edward Kynaston, heralded as the greatest portrayer of female characters in a time when only men were permitted onstage.
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Overture No. 3 for the Opera Leonore (1806) (Study Score)
Model: 51489046

For his only opera Leonore/Fidelio, Beethoven wrote four overtures in total. Chronologically, the so-called Leonore Overture no. 3 is the second of the series and perhaps the most performed of all Beethoven's overtures. During his own lifetime, it was heard not only in the theatre, but also in concert, thereby establishing with the Coriolan and Egmont overtures the new genre of the concert overture. Recognized around the middle of the nineteenth century as a masterpiece, it went on to become the “declared favorite of all orchestras,” as Beethoven biographer Anton Schindler testifies. It now appears as a study score based on the musical text of the Beethoven Complete Edition, with its own specially prepared foreword.
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Der Meister Und Margarita: Opera in Two Acts Vocal Score
Model: 48024422

York Höller's epoch-spanning sound panorama allows to experience the multiple layers of Bulgakov's novel with all senses: the crazy magic of the devil's pack, the crime-and-punishment theme revolving around Jesus and Pilate, the satanic Walpurgis Night ball - and finally a love than moves mountains.
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L'invisible: Lyric Trilogy After Maurice Maeterlinck Study Score, Fren New
Model: 49046988

SYNOPSIS

Aribert Reimann's 'Trilogie lyrique' is based on three plays by Maurice Maeterlinck:

In L'Intruse, a family is sitting at the table with their blind grandfather. They are waiting for the doctor to arrive and tend to his daughter who is lying ill in bed after having given birth: her new-born son has not yet made a single sound. The old man senses that something is wrong due to the uneasy atmosphere in the room. “Who is sitting in our midst?” he asks. He is the only one who cansee the presence of death.

Intérieur: Once again a family is gathered round the table in the evening, but this time we observe the action from outside, looking through the window with the grandfather and a stranger: no sound can be heard. Outside the house, the stranger reports that the eldest daughter has drowned and that he has pulled her out of the river. Although the corpse is already being carried through the village to the family, the grandfather cannot bring himself to destroy this idyll.

La Mort de Tintagiles: The young Tintagiles is told a story about a mysterious castle and the aged queen who has all potential heirsto the throne murdered. His siblings sense that Tintagiles has been summoned to the castle to be murdered, but nobody openly expresses this fact. It is the sinister messengers of death from the interludes, now visible as the queens servants, who ful?l her demand and snatch the sleeping boy from his sisters'arms.



Commentary

'In comparison with his Medea for example with its stormy outbreaks of emotion and violence, Reimann's score is worked in an impressive refinement of sound. It begins with rumbling, hesitating and expressive music in the first section, demanding highly ingenious sound effects from the lower strings including tapping and faltering glissandos in its noisy expression of mortal fear. Inthe second part, the woodwind formation plays at times almost in chamber music fashion and is then suddenly painfully shrill. The third part luxuriates and rages in its rich, full orchestration. The manner in which Reimann displays his mastery in textural shading, the invention of sounds welling up and fading away, the rhythmic and melodic capacity of suffering and the music's inner violence are all utterly compelling.'(Wolfgang Schreiber, Opernwelt, November 2017)
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The Trial (Vocal Score)
Model: 14043840

Featuring a libretto by Christopher Hampton, the opera is based on Franz Kafka's classic surreal tale of a man arrested by an unknown authority for an unspecific crime.
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Les Vepres Siciliennes (Opera Vocal Score)
Model: 50603965

The edition offers a critically sound reading, based on the original sources, of Giuseppe Verdis Les vêpres siciliennes. It restores the poetic and musical text of the first performance, which took place at the Théâtre de lAcadémie Impériale de Musique inParis on 13 June 1855. What is presented here is the reduction for voice and piano.
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Jackie O (An Opera in Two Acts)
Model: 48024053

Note from the composer: Jackie O is a celebration of musical life in the late sixties, a pop opera that explores the interplay of musical idioms associated with “high” and “popular” culture in America. To compose these various idioms into my musical language, I draw on my background as a musician who came of age during the sixties, playing in rock and jazz ensembles, performing in avant-garde improvisation groups, and paying my dues as a cocktail pianist in nightclubs, while also being trained as a composer of concert music in the symphonic tradition. –Michael Daugherty
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Les Pecheurs De Perles
Model: 48180001

Vocal score with French and English sung text.
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Overture No. 1 for the Opera Leonore (1807 Study Score)
Model: 51489044

Beethoven wrote a total of four overtures for his only opera, “Leonore”/“Fidelio”. The so-called Leonore Overture no. 1 is third in the series by chronology, having been written in 1806/07 for a performance in Prague that never materialised. For a long while it was erroneously regarded as a predecessor to the Leonore Overture no. 2 that Beethoven discarded, which greatly tarnished its reception. And yet it pays off to take an impartial look at this overture, which is substantially shorter than nos. 2 and 3, since with its more lyrical than dramatic character, it casts a new light on Beethoven's struggle to find the ideal opening to his stage work. Featuring a new preface, it now appears as a study edition prepared on the basis of the musical text of the Beethoven Complete Edition.
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The Keening: Hawkes Pocket Score 1522
Model: 48023594

Composed for large orchestra between 1985-87 and not premiered until 2014 by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 'Keening' is a form of vocal lament and mourning.
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Drake (Libretto)
Model: 48024697

Music by David Nield, Book and lyrics by Jeremy James Taylor. Sir Francis Drake lives in this light-hearted, decidedly unhistoric romp. Presented in the style of English pantomime, Drake tells the story of the legendary sea captain of the Golden Hind who is credited with circumnavigating the globe, defeating the Spanish Armada and-at least according to this musical charmer-romancing Queen Elizabeth I.

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Levsha (The Left-Hander): An Opera in Two Acts: The Tale of the Cross-
Model: 49045811

The Left-Hander - a popular Russian grotesque about Russian and Englishmen, new technologies, old traditions and hard liquor - in the form of a two-act opera. MORE»

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Alice's Adventures Under Ground (Opera Vocal Score)
Model: 49046197

Gerald Barrys new opera is based on Lewis Carrolls two beloved books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. As with Barry's last opera, the lauded The Importance of Being Earnest, the composer has created the libretto himself from the authors original texts. Thus, the work remains faithful to many aspects of the Alice story but is trimmed and compressed into acompact 70-minute opera in one act. Barry's characteristic highspeed energy and riotous sense of humour propel the action forward in this surreal plunge into the depths of Wonderland. MORE»

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A Christmas Tale (Vocal Score)
Model: 49045653

Bozena Nemtsova is one of the foremost Czech authors of the 19th century and among the greatest storytellers, with her treasure trove of fairy tales. Her stories also enjoy great popularity in Russia: The Twelve Months translated by Nikolai Leskov, provides the basis for Rodion Shchedrin's opera, A Christmas Tale. With traces of familiar fairy tales such as Cinderella and Snow White, the story tells of a beautiful, hardworking but unloved stepdaughter and her search for a violet in the snow. Ultimately she receives help from the months of the year and her kindheartedness is rewarded.
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