SAN DIEGO Assassinio nella Cattedrale San Diego Opera 3/30/13 A and was eagerly embracing modernity, both Eliot’s source material and Pizzetti’s musical. This is the first-ever film recording of Pizzetti’s operatic version of T.S. Eliot’s play, Murder in the Cathedral, telling the story of Thomas Becket’s murder by the. Assassinio nella cattedrale [Thomas Stearns Eliot] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Esemplare in buone ina con.

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That said, Pizzetti seems to be assassinil a conservative composer and the music is essentially tonal and easy to grasp. At times it rises to melody but for the most part the music serves the text. We need more action, more force and power, more torturing of the mind, more suffering of the body to reach the cosmic dimension this drama has in Eliot’s vision.

Only DVD of this work, so get it! Showing of 8 reviews. Ildebrando Pizzetti was a composer writing in a largely parlando manner in a mix of Renaissance models, Debussy, and such contemporary European composers as Honegger and Hindemith.

But it has had a lively history including Von Karajan’s decision after hearing it in Italy ellot take it to Vienna and there is a recording of its performance there. April 15, Run Time: Share your thoughts with other customers. Who could sk for anything more.

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This discussion gave to the murder the whole historical perspective and dimension Eliot wanted when he created that play, in the late s, when Hitler was menacing the world, when Stalin was ossifying hope, when the west was condescendingly yielding to the two ideologies, with cowardice in front of Hitler and via the relay of the working class and class struggle in front of Stalin. Beyond that, the opera is boring. This adaptation of Eliot’s play to the operatic stage takes something away from assaasinio play, the famous discussion of the assassination by the four culprits themselves who defend their act.


We need to reassess his whole work poetry and criticism and to find a new life for his always universal and visionary art. This is his only bella work, premiered at La Scala in I was spellbound and enraptured as I watched the conflict between Thomas a Beckett and his king.

The opera was first performed at La Scala assassinio, Milan on 1 March The idea of producing it in a basilica was brilliant, though the orchestra in front of the choir, between the choir cagtedrale the action took place and the fliot was not the best solution since the music was like a rood screen between that audience and the singers.

Eliot was frightened by that double perspective and that has been erased from his play in this opera.

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Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in 20th century opera. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Get to Know Us. Opera NewsVol. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Eliot ‘s play Murder in the Cathedral.


Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Pizzetti is a conservative composer – so the opera is gentle on the ear. The assassination of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedralthe opera’s central theme, in a 15th-century depiction by Francke. It is definitely worth a see for Raimondi; whether it is worth more than that I’m not sure.

The Bari Cathedral makes an imposing backgrop, and the nature of the material itself does not allow for any misguided Eurotrash “interpretation”, so as far as I am concered it is totally acceptable. See all 8 reviews. They sound wordy when they should sound mesmerizing, pressurizing, manipulative, tyrannical, even erotic and obscene, and Thomas Becket should be tortured by them and not only negative about them.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I just hope the San Diego production equals this one, well worth adding to your collection.

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Amazon Second Chance Ccattedrale it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I guess it is too religious for the modern world.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. And now, at last, I have it on film. Even though I studied French for six years, translating a Shakespeare play into a French opera just doesn’t work for me. Have one to sell? Write a customer review. Ruggero Raimondi as Becket dominates the piece.

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