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Books by Carolyn Abbate

Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Ninetheenth Century


Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century
. (Princeton Studies in Opera). Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1991. Translated as: Voix hors chant, trans. David Fiala. Paris: Editions Klincksieck, 2004.
Contains: Music's Voices; What the Sorcerer Said; Cherubino Uncovered: Reflexivity in Operatic Narration; Mahler's Deafness: Opera and the Scene of Narration in Todtenfeier; Wotan's Monologue and the Morality of Musical Narration; Brünnhilde Walks by Night.

In Search of Opera. (Princeton Studies in Opera). Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2001. Contains: Orpheus. One Last Performance;
Magic Flute, Nocturnal Sun
; Metempsychotic Wagner; Debussy's Phantom Sounds; Outside the Tomb.
In Search of Opera

Analyzing Opera: Verdi and Wagner

 

Abbate, Carolyn, and Roger Parker, eds. Analyzing Opera: Verdi and Wagner. (California Studies in 19th-Century Music, 6). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

 


"The 'Parisian' Tannhäuser." Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University, 1984.


Selected Articles by Carolyn Abbate

Analysis.” The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Vol. 1, ed. Stanley Sadie, p. 116-120. London: Macmillan Press; New York: Grove’s Dictionaries of Music, 1992.
[online from Grove (subscribers only)]

"Cipher and Performance in Sternberg's Dishonored." In Music and the Aesthetics of Modernity, ed. Karol Berger and Anthony Newcomb, p. 355-90. (Isham Library Papers, 6; Harvard Publications in Music, 21). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005.

"Debussy's Phantom Sounds." Cambridge Opera Journal 10, no. 1 (March 1998): 67-96.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

"Elektra's Voice: Music and Language in Strauss's Opera." In Richard Strauss: Elektra, ed. Derrick Puffett, p. 107-27. (Cambridge Opera Handbooks). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

"Erik's Dream and Tannhäuser's Journey." In Reading Opera, ed. Arthur Groos, and Roger Parker, p. 129-67. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1988.

"Die ewige Rückkehr von Tristan." In Von Wagner zum Wagnérisme: Musik, Literatur, Kunst, Politik, ed. Annegret Fauser, and Manuela Schwartz, p. 293-313 . (Deutsch-französische Kulturbibliothek, v. 12). Leipzig: Universtät Leipzig, 1999.

"The Heart Laid Bare." Opera News 42, no. 16 (4 March 1978): 30-32.

"Hiding in the Shadow: Wagner's Ring Has Obscured Many Other Works on the Subject of the Nibelungs." Opera News 53, no. 14 (1 April 1989): 16, 18, 20, 70.

"Immortal Voices, Mortal Forms." In Analytical Strategies and Musical Interpretation: Essays on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, ed. Craig Ayrey, and Mark Everist, p. 288-300 . New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Note: Also published as: "Mythische Stimmen, sterbliche Körper." In Richard Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen: Ansichten des Mythos, ed. Dieter Borchmeyer and Udo Bermbach, p. 75-86. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1995.

"The Impossible Echo." [in Hebrew] In Voice and Gaze: Between Philosophy and Literature, Opera and Cinema, Myth and Law, ed. Michal Friedlander and Vered Lev Kenaan, p. 121-31. Tel Aviv: Resling, 2002.

"Der junge Wagner malgré lui: Die frühen Tannhäuser-Entwürfe und Wagners 'übliche Nummern....'." In Wagnerliteratur--Wagnerforschung: Bericht über das Wagner-Symposium München 1983, ed. Carl Dahlhaus and Egon Voss, p. 59-68. (Schott Musikwissenschaft). Mainz: Schott, 1985.

"Music--Drastic or Gnostic?" Critical Inquiry 30, no. 3 (Spring 2004): 505-36.
[online from the University of Chicago (subscribers only)]

"Musicologia e gender studies," trans. Laura Martuscelli. In Enciclopedia della musica. Vol. 2. Il sapere musicale, p. [773]-781. Turin: Giulio Einaudi, 2002.

"On Analyzing Opera." In Analyzing Opera: Verdi and Wagner, ed. Carolyn Abbate, and Roger Parker, p. 1-24. (California Studies in 19th-Century Music, 6). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

"Opera as Symphony: A Wagnerian Myth." In Analyzing Opera: Verdi and Wagner, ed. Carolyn Abbate, and Roger Parker, p. 92-124. (California Studies in 19th-Century Music, 6). Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1989.

"Opera; or, The Envoicing of Women." In  Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship, ed. Ruth A. Solie, p. 225-58. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1993.

"Orpheus and the Underworld: The Music of Wagner's 'Tannhäuser.'" In Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner, ed. Nicholas John, p. 33-56. Opera Guide, 39. London: John Calder; in association with the English National Opera and The Royal Opera; New York: Riverrun Press, 1988.

"Outside Ravel's Tomb." Journal of the American Musicological Society 52, no. 3 (Fall 1999): 465-530.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

"The Parisian Venus and the Paris Tannhäuser." Journal of the American Musicological Society 36, no. 1 (Spring 1983): 73-123.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

"'Parsifal:' Words and Music." In Parsifal by Richard Wagner, ed. Nicholas John, p. 43-58. (English National Opera Guides, 34). London: John Calder; in association with the English National Opera and The Royal Opera; New York: Riverrun Press, 1986.

"Tristan in the Composition of Pelléas."19 Century Music 5, no. 2 (Fall 1981): 117-40.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

"Ventriloquism." In Meaning in the Visual Arts: Views from the Outside: A Centennial Commemoration of Erwin Panofsky (1892-1968), ed. Irving Lavin, p. 305-11. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.

"Las voces de la música." Música y literatura estudios comparativos y semiológicos, ed. Silvia Alonso, p. 187-228. (Bibliotheca philologica. Serie Lecturas). Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2002.
Originally published in: Unsung Voices, p. 3-31. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1991.

"Wagner, 'On Modulation,' and Tristan." Cambridge Opera Journal 1, no. 1 (March 1989): 33-58.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

"What the Sorcerer Said." 19th Century Music 12, no. 3 (Spring 1989): 221-30.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

"What the Sorcerer Said, or, Theories of Musical Narrative." In Atti del XIV congresso della Società Internazionale di Musicologia, Bologna, 1987: Trasmissione e recezione delle forme di cultura musicale. Vol. 3. Free Papers, ed. Angelo Pompilio, and others, p. 345-59. Torino: Edizioni di Torino, 1990.

Abbate, Carolyn, and Roger Parker. "The Cornell Verdi-Wagner Conference, October 1984." Studi Verdiani 3 (1985): 131-37.

Abbate, Carolyn, and Roger Parker. "Dismembering Mozart." Cambridge Opera Journal 2, no. 2 (July 1990): 187-95.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]


Selected Reviews by Carolyn Abbate

"Review of Embodied Voices: Representing Female Vocality in Western Culture, ed. Leslie C. Dunn and Nancy A. Jones." Times Literary Supplement, no. 4313 (30 June 1995): 15.

"Review of Svoboda, Wagner: Josef Svoboda's Scenography for Richard Wagner's Operas by Jarka Burian." Opera Quarterly 3, no. 2 (Summer 1985): 164-66.

"Review of Viva la libertá! Politics in Opera by Anthony Arblaster." Times Literary Supplement, no. 4727 (5 November 1993): 8.


Translations by Carolyn Abbate

Music and the Ineffable

Jankélévitch, Vladimir. Music and the Ineffable. Trans. Carolyn Abbate. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2003.

Originally published as: La musique et l'ineffable. Paris: Armand Colin, 1961.

Nattiez, Jean Jacques. Music and Discourse Toward a Semiology of Music. Trans. Carolyn Abbate.  Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Originally published as: Musicologie générale et sémiologie. Paris: C. Bourgois, 1987.


Selected Reviews of Carolyn Abbate's Works

In Search of Opera

Deathridge, John. Opera 53, no. 5 (May 2002): 545-50.

Morris, Christopher. “Songs of the Living Dead.” 19th Century Music 27, no. 1 (Summer 2003): 75-94.
[online from U.C. Press (subscribers only)]

Poriss, Hilary. Notes 59, no. 2 (December 2003): 367-69.
[online from Project Muse (subscribers only)]


Unsung Voices

Clark, Caryl Leslie.  Journal of Musicological Research 14, no. 1-2 (1994): 89-93.

Guarnieri Corazzol, Adriana.  Il Saggiatore Musicale: Rivista Semestrale Di Musicologia 2, no. 1 (1995): 175-84.

Kramer, Lawrence. “Song and Story.” 19th Century Music 15, no. 3 (Spring 1992): 235-39.  
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

Lindenberger, Herbert Samuel.  Notes 49, no. 1 (September 1992): 152-54.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

McClatchie, Stephen C.  Wagner 13 , no. 3 (September 1992): 108-21.

Morgan, Robert P.  Journal of Modern History 64, no. 3 (September 1992): 576-81.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

Rosenwald, Lawrence.  Opera Quarterly 10, no. 3 (Spring 1994): 149-42.

Seedorf, Thomas.  MusikTheorie 9, no. 2 (1994): 186-87.

Taruskin, Richard. “She Do the Ring in Different Voices.” Cambridge Opera Journal 4, no. 2 (July 1992): 187-97.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

Whittall, Arnold. "Analytical Voices: The Musical Narratives of Carolyn Abbate." Music Analysis 11, no. 1 (March 1992): 95-107.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]

Wintle, Christopher. “Wotan’s Rhetoric of Anguish.” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 118, no. 1 (1993): 121-43.
[online from JSTOR (subscribers only)]


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