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  1. Weeks 1-5 53 items
    1. Core Reading 26 items
      1. A History of Opera: The Last Four Hundred Years - Carolyn Abbate 2015

        Book Recommended

      2. In Search of Opera - Carolyn Abbate 2003

        Book Recommended

      3. Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement - ̌Naomi Adele André 2018

        Book Recommended

      4. Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement - Naomi Andre 2018 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      5. En Travesti: Women, Gender Subversion, Opera - Corinne E. Blackmer, Patricia Juliana Smith 1995

        Book Recommended

      6. Wagner and the Art of the Theatre - Patrick Carnegy 2013

        Book Recommended

      7. Opera, or, The Undoing of Women - Catherine Clément 1988

        Book Recommended

      8. The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies - Nicholas Till 2008

        Book Recommended

      9. The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies - Nicholas Till 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      10. Verdi, Opera, Women - Susan Rutherford 2013

        Book Recommended

      11. Brunnhilde's Act - S. Zizek 2008

        Article Recommended

      12. The Birth of Tragedy - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Douglas Smith 2008

        Book Recommended esp. ‘Preface to Richard Wagner’, sections 1-3; 7; 16-end.

      13. Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion: The Full German Text - Richard Wagner, Stewart Spencer, Barry Millington 1993

        Book Recommended

      14. Inside the Ring: Essays on Wagner's Opera Cycle - John Louis DiGaetani 2006

        Book Recommended pp. 133-149

    2. 1. Flawed Heroes 7 items
      1. Essential 5 items
        1. The Tenor Comes of Age - Carolyn Abbate 2015

          Chapter Essential

        2. Young Verdi - Carolyn Abbate 2015

          Chapter Essential

        3. Verdi Older Still - Carolyn Abbate 2015

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further 2 items
        1. The Opera Industry - Roger Parker 2001

          Chapter Further

        2. The Opera Industry - Roger Parker 2001 (electronic book)

          Chapter Further

    3. 2. Pathologising Women: Madness and Sickness 3 items
      1. Essential 3 items
        1. The Silencing of Lucia - Mary Ann Smart 1992

          Article Essential

    4. 3. Staging Exoticism 5 items
      1. Engaged Opera - Naomi André 2018

        Chapter Essential

      2. Engaged Opera - Naomi André 2018 (electronic book)

        Chapter Essential

    5. 4. Valkyries and other Strange Figures 6 items
      1. Essential 5 items
        1. Brünnhilde Walks by Night - Carolyn Abbate 1991

          Chapter Essential

        2. Brünnhilde Walks by Night - Carolyn Abbate 1991 (electronic book)

          Chapter Essential

        3. Opera and the Technologies of Theatrical Production - Nicholas Ridout 2012 (electronic book)

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further 1 item
    6. 5. Machines, Modernity 6 items
      1. Outside the Tomb - Carolyn Abbate 2003

        Chapter Essential

      2. Opera, Staging, Technologies - Gundula Kreuzer 2018

        Chapter Essential

      3. Opera, Staging, Technologies - Gundula Kreuzer 2018

        Chapter Essential

      4. Steam - Gundula Kreuzer 2018

        Chapter Essential

      5. Steam - Gundula Kreuzer 2018

        Chapter Essential

  2. Weeks 6-11 47 items
    1. General Reading 27 items
      General listening should include The Rite of Spring (obviously) - in orchestral and two-pianos versions (and preferably also watching a video staging of the ballet). Further essential listening includes 'The Firebird', 'Petrushka' and 'Les Noces'.
      1. Conversations With Igor Stravinsky - Igor Stravinsky, Robert Craft 1959

        Book Further

      2. Orientations: Collected Writings - Pierre Boulez, Jean-Jacques Nattiez 1986

        Book Further pp. 362-3

      3. Avatar of Modernity: The Rite of Spring Reconsidered - Igor Stravinsky, Hermann Danuser, Hiedy Zimmermann 2013

        Book Further

      4. Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions - Richard Taruskin 1996 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      5. On Russian Music - Richard Taruskin 2009

        Book Further

      6. On Russian Music - Richard Taruskin 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      7. Russian Music at Home and Abroad: New Essays - Richard Taruskin 2016

        Book Further

      8. Stravinsky - Francis Routh 1975

        Book Further

      9. The Cambridge Companion to Stravinsky - Jonathan Cross 2003

        Book Further

      10. The Cambridge Companion to Stravinsky - Jonathan Cross, Jonathan Cross 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      11. The Stravinsky Legacy - Jonathan Cross 1998

        Book Further

      12. Stravinsky - Paul Griffiths 1992

        Book Further

      13. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring - Peter Hill 2000

        Book Further

      14. Stravinsky and His World - Tamara Levitz 2013

        Book Further

      15. Stravinsky and His World - Tamara Levitz 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      16. The Music of Stravinsky - Stephen Walsh 1988

        Book Further

      17. Philosophy of New Music - Theodor W. Adorno, Robert Hullot-Kentor 2006

        Book Further

      18. Quasi Una Fantasia: Essays on Modern Music - Theodor W. Adorno, Rodney Livingstone 1992

        Book Further

      19. First Nights: Five Musical Premieres - Thomas Forrest Kelly 2000

        Book Further

      20. Diaghilev's Ballets Russes - Lynn Garafola 1989

        Book Further

    2. Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' 20 items
      1. Week 6 - Overview, contexts, background 4 items
        1. Core 3 items
          1. Resisting the Rite - Richard Taruskin 2016

            Chapter Essential

        2. Seminar 1 item
      2. Week 7 - Quiet Riot 5 items
        1. Core 4 items
          1. Racism at the Rite - Tamara Levitz 2017

            Chapter Essential

          2. Racism at the Rite - Tamara Levitz 2017 (electronic book)

            Chapter Essential

          3. Rehearsals and First Performance - Peter Hill 2000

            Chapter Recommended

        2. Seminar 1 item
      3. Week 8 - Stravinsky and Russian Traditions 4 items
        1. Core 3 items
          1. Stravinsky in Exile - Jonathan Cross 2013

            Chapter Recommended

          2. Stravinsky in Exile - Jonathan Cross 2013 (electronic book)

            Chapter Recommended

        2. Seminar 1 item
      4. Week 9 - Analytical Reactions 3 items
        1. Core 2 items
          1. Stravinsky: "The Rite of Spring" - Pierre Boulez 1986

            Chapter Essential

          2. Stravinsky and the Octatonic: The Sounds of Stravinsky - Pieter C. Van Den Toorn, Dmitri Tymoczko 2003

            Article Recommended

        2. Seminar 1 item
      5. Week 10 - Canonisation (influence and significance) 4 items
        1. Core 3 items
          1. Stravinsky's Modernism - Jonathan Cross 1998

            Chapter Essential

          2. Composing with Stravinsky - Louis Andriessen, Jonathan Cross 2003

            Chapter Recommended

          3. Composing with Stravinsky - Louis Andriessen, Jonathan Cross 2003 (electronic book)

            Chapter Recommended

        2. Seminar 1 item
          1. Stravinsky: A Dialectical Portrait - Theodor W. Adorno 1992

            Chapter Essential

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