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voice of nationalism in Moniuszko's opera

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2010
Summary:
Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872) is the father of the Polish national opera, and yet he is little known outside Poland. His two masterpieces, Halka and The Haunted Manor, are operatic works that contributed to the development of national music. Moniuszko composed during the middle of the nineteenth century when Poland was under control of the three Powers: Russia, Prussia, and Austria. A study of Polish history reveals the understanding of Moniuszko's position as an artist and the role of his operas. The national elements portrayed in his compositions include Polish dances, such as the polonaise, mazurka, and krakowiak, as well as folk tunes, and most importantly, the libretto with social and patriotic stances. This thesis intends to enlighten English speakers about the development of Polish national opera, its innovator, and his techniques.
Title: The voice of nationalism in Moniuszko's opera.
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Name(s): Niewczas, Marlena.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Music
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vi, 120 p. : ill. (some col.), music
Language(s): English
Summary: Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872) is the father of the Polish national opera, and yet he is little known outside Poland. His two masterpieces, Halka and The Haunted Manor, are operatic works that contributed to the development of national music. Moniuszko composed during the middle of the nineteenth century when Poland was under control of the three Powers: Russia, Prussia, and Austria. A study of Polish history reveals the understanding of Moniuszko's position as an artist and the role of his operas. The national elements portrayed in his compositions include Polish dances, such as the polonaise, mazurka, and krakowiak, as well as folk tunes, and most importantly, the libretto with social and patriotic stances. This thesis intends to enlighten English speakers about the development of Polish national opera, its innovator, and his techniques.
Identifier: 614378037 (oclc), 1930489 (digitool), FADT1930489 (IID), fau:2991 (fedora)
Note(s): by Marlena Niewczas.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Moniuszko, Stanislaw, 1819-1872
Moniuszko, Stanislaw, 1819-1872
Nationalism in literature
Music -- Poland -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Nationalism -- Poland -- History -- 19th century
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1796-1918
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Host Institution: FAU