By Leonard Lehrman
Marc Blitzstein was once one of many twentieth century's most crucial American composers, lyricists, and critics, usually credited with having almost invented opera within the American vernacular. known as the daddy of yankee opera within the vernacular by means of luminaries Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, Blitzstein used to be a masterful pianist, trainer, and accompanist, although, satirically, he made extra money at the lyrics to 1 songГўв‚¬вЂќ Mack the Knife Гўв‚¬вЂќthan on every little thing else he ever did. Blitzstein's amazing profession was once lower brief in 1964 whilst he died on the age of fifty eight. This publication catalogs Blitzstein's personal writings and writings approximately him, through special listings (chronological, alphabetical, and genre), research, a complete functionality heritage, and summaries of all recognized evaluations of his 128 unique musical works and 18 texts set to the tune of others.
Shown intimately are the ways that Blitzstein took tune from his prior works and constructed it in later works, a technique that Lehrman used in finishing (with Bernstein's and the Estate's approval) 20 Blitzstein works for functionality, together with The Cradle Will Rock , i have the track , No for a solution , Idiots First , and Sacco and Vanzetti , which Blitzstein believed will be his magnum opus . The e-book offers a different and whole standpoint at the works of 1 of America's maximum composersГўв‚¬вЂќone who merits to be greater known.
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A Week Later Sc. 4 The Room and the Photographs. A Month Later Sc. 5 The Room and Salzman's Tenement. Two Hours Later Sc. 6 The Room. A Spring Night. [Stella's song: "Then" complete] 52 Chronological List of Musical Works W127. Idiots First (1962-64; LJL compl. 7/70-12/73; orch. compl. 1 Mendel and Itzak (Itzak's theme derived, by MB, from W50I:2) [ending accomp. compl. 3 Fishbein's Palace Pt 1 Levinson Pt 2 Fishbein's Entrance Pt3 Who Will Close the Door (on a Neighbor's Misfortune)? [compl. 1970] (music derived in part from W102#21)(bar.
Svarga (10/1924-2/1925; rev. 7/1925) ballet, pantomime suite for chamber orchestra, "op. 1" in 1928 list 1. Agni 2. Dance of the Mortal Maiden and Soma 3. Indra and the Svarga Dweller 4. Belly-Ache (A "Blues") 5. Interlude 6. Finale: Ritual. Rising of the Plants Piano score contains only mvts 1-3. W23. 5 Macabre Dance (vn & pno +castanets, based mostly on W2) W24. : 1. Christe Redemptor (3 parts); 2. Nocte surgentis vigilemus (4 parts, double canon) W25. [Six] Chorale Preludes (1924-27): 1. Jesu, meiner Herzens Freud 2.
The Story of Keene and Albert (1940)] Chronological List of Musical Works 37 W51. : Ralph Steiner; to Alma Wertheim; prem. 3/15/1931 Broadhurst Thtr, Hugh Ross, cond. W52. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra [aka Piano Concerto] (1931) in 3 mvts: Moderato Molto. Allegro; Largo assai; Allegro non troppo; 2-Picc-2-2-2-Cbn 4-2-3-1 Str [to Alene Erlanger] W53. The Killers (1931) one-act opera after Ernest Hemingway - fragments W54. The Harpies (1931) one-act opera; League of Composers commission libretto by composer after Apollonius's Argonautica Bk III 1(/Picc)-0-1(/EbCl)-1 1-1-1-0 Pno Cb (Boosey & Hawkes; parts, no partitur) [adapted by LJL, 1970, for 2pnos & perc] prem.
Marc Blitzstein: A Bio-Bibliography by Leonard Lehrman