Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 320+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 28000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at €10.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade Now for €10.99 Learn more
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points

ABANDONED LISZT OPERA RECEIVES PREMIERE

An excerpt from an opera that Franz Liszt began in 1849 will receive its premiere later this year. The manuscript, which has lain in a Weimar archive for nearly 170 years, was assumed to be fragmentary, illegible and indecipherable. Much of its music is written in shorthand, and only one act was completed.

Dr David Trippett, senior lecturer in music at the University of Cambridge, first came across the manuscript a decade ago, and has spent the last two years working to decipher the music: ‘It was always assumed to be impossible to piece together, but after examining the notation in detail, it became clear Liszt had notated all the cardinal elements for Act I,’ Trippett explained. ‘The music that survives is a unique blend of Italianate lyricism and harmonic innovation. There is nothing else quite like it in the operatic world. It is suffused with Liszt’s characteristically mellifluous musical language, but was written at a time that he was first discovering Wagner’s operas.’

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Opera Now - April 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
April 2017
€7.99
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Opera Now subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 6.66 per issue
SAVE
17%
€39.99

View Issues

About Opera Now

Christophe Rousset celebrates a quarter century at the forefront of the Early Music scene with Les Talens Lyriques; Sir John Eliot Gardiner takes Monteverdi’s three surviving operas on tour around the world; and our guide to the brightest and best opera festivals of 2017. Plus, remembering the velvet voice of Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda; individuality and imagination in the songs of Arthur Sullivan; Debussy’s ravishing Pelléas lets down its hair at Garsington; American baritone Scott Hendricks shares his love of playing bad boys; the art of the librettist; British conductor Nicholas Chalmers; and an 80th birthday tribute to Grace Bumbry.