THE MUSICAL PORTRAYAL OF THE DISSOLUTION OF THE SELF IN THE OPERA MADAMA BUTTERFLY: A STUDY OF PUCCINI'S TONAL LANGUAGE

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Pages:188
ISBN:1-4955-0990-7
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This work applies tenets of Group Mental System theory to the Madama Butterfly: "The main tenet of this theory is that the sole linguistic object of music, language of the emotions, is Self. Musical language qualifies Self by qualifying its affect (emotions, moods, dispositions). ...[I]t is of particular interest to consider those musical works in which alterations to the Self play a direct role. One such work is Puccini's Madama Butterfly." -Jonathan Christian Petty

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