Operettas of Emmerich KÁlmÁn

Author: Martin, Jessie Wright
Year:2014
Pages:256
ISBN:0-7734-4273-1
978-0-7734-4273-3
Price:199.95
This is the first ever English language resource encompassing an extensive survey of all Emmerich Kálmán’s operettas and illuminating his enormous contribution to the genre of operetta. It is supported with explanations of musical inheritance and synthesis including musical examples. This book is filled with fascinating contextual details never before presented.

Reviews

“This is, most certainly, the first time that any operetta composer has been afforded such a complete survey…Jessie Wright Martin’s assembly of critical performance information on every Kálmán operetta has provided an invaluable resource for singers, scholars, and theatrical producers.”
-Dr. Michael Miller,
Operetta Foundation,
Beverly Hills, CA


“Through Martin’s work, we the readers discover a composer whose rich body of operetta repertoire helped to enhance and popularize a genre we tend to assume was dominated by the likes of Strauss and Lehar…[this] detailed explanation of each of Kálmán’s operettas is a treasure trove for stage directors and performers looking for “new” material that will delight American audiences.”
-Melinda Lein, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music,
Wingate University


Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Michael Miller
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
CHAPTER 2. COMPOSITIONAL STYLE
Musical Elements
Developing the Character: Kálmán’s Formula
Evolution of Kálmán’s Use of the Finale
Methodology
CHAPTER 3. THE EARLY OPERETTAS (1908-1914)
Tatárjárás and Ein Herbsmanöver
Az Obsitos and Der Gute Kamerad
Der Zigeunerprimás
The Blue House
Der kleine König
Gold gab ich für Eisen

CHAPTER 4. THE MIDDLE OPERETTAS (1915-1927)
Zsuzsi kisasszony
Die Csárdásfüstin
Die Faschingsfee
Das Hollandweibchen
Die Bajadere
Gräfin Mariza
Die Zirkusprinzessin
Golden Dawn

CHAPTER 5. THE LATE OPERETTAS (1928-1954)
Die Herzogin von Chicago
Das Veilchen vom Montmartre
Ronny
Der Teufelsreiter
Kaiserin Josephine Miss Underground
Marinka
Arizona Lady

APPENDIX A: CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WORKS
APPENDIX B: SELECTIVE DISCOGRAPHY
APPENDIX C: PERMISSIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX