The Classical Style

An Opera (Of Sorts)

Steven Stucky

Libretto by Jeremy Denk
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Performing Ensemble: Vocal Ensemble
Instrumentation: Mozart, Donna Anna - Soprano, Dominant, Musicologist - Soprano, Subdominant, Participant 1, Schumann - Mezzo-soprano, Haydn, Bartender - Tenor, Henry Snibblesworth - Tenor, Charles Rosen, Tristan Chord - Baritone, Tonic, Don Giovanni, Participant 2 - Bass
Item Number: 441-41029
Number of Pages: 194
Text: Libretto by Jeremy Denk
Duration: 1:20:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

By turns comic and touching, The Classical Style is an affectionate, satirical look at the cult of Classical music, and was - surprisingly - inspired by the text book of the same name by Charles Rosen. There is much to entertain audiences at many different levels, though of course, as with all the best works, the more you know, the more there is to appreciate. Rosen's academic consideration of the three giants of the classical era, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, inspired Denk to a flight of fancy where the three famous composers wander the earth in search of their faded glory.


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Commission Commissioned by the Ojai Music Festival, Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Hall, and the Aspen Music Festival and School
Librettist Denk, Jeremy


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