Catalog Aria, From 'The Classical Style'

For Tenor And Piano

Steven Stucky

Libretto by Jeremy Denk
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Performing Ensemble: Voice with Piano
Instrumentation: Tenor, Piano
Item Number: 141-40091
Number of Pages: 12
Text: Libretto by Jeremy Denk
Duration: 3:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

The curtain rises on Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn playing Scrabble in heaven. A I chord, a IV chord, and a V chord walk into a bar... The great classical masters return to earth in search of musicologist Charles Rosen. Jeremy Denk's brilliant madcap libretto and Steven Stucky's delightfully witty and dramatic score make The Classical Style an opera (of sorts) that celebrates, entertains, and stimulates. The story line and musical references make The Classical Style charming for all audiences, and extra special for those well-versed in the classical style. In Catalog Aria, Snibblesworth, a musicology graduate student at UC Berkeley, sings (to the Commendatore) an aria parodying Don Giovanni's famous catalog, detailing who Beethoven is.

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The Classical Style - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
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Additional Information

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