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Bibil Identifier bibil:213790
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Performed Bible
Title (English, ) The Story of Ruth in Opera and Oratorio
Author Leneman, Helen
Series The Bible in the Modern World (Volume: 11)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 73378
Place 268
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 1-905048-56-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
261 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract The Bible and Western culture is a burgeoning area of interest in recent scholarship, but comparatively little has been written on the Bible and music. Leneman's is a groundbreaking work, making some pioneering forays across an important interdisciplinary divide. The Performed Bible is an in-depth study of the librettos and music of 12 operas and oratorios on the story of Ruth from the last two centuries, establishing the potential of music, as a kind of midrash, for transforming a Bible text, its narrative and its characterization. The book includes detailed analyses of musical segments, the author being a cantor and professional musician in whose Jewish tradition biblical texts are chanted, not read. This fresh and insightful work will no doubt prove attractive to biblical scholars, to musicians and to music lovers generally.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Ruth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Music
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