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Powder Her Face (Full Score) (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,702 Discovery Miles 17 020 You Save: R494 (22%)
Powder Her Face (Full Score) (Paperback): Thomas Ades
Powder Her Face (Full Score) (Paperback): Thomas Ades

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Powder Her Face (Full Score) (Paperback)

Thomas Ades

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Thomas Ades and Philip Hensher's dazzlingly precocious chamber opera Powder Her Face propelled its composer to international attention after its premiere in 1995 and, with nearly 300 worldwide performances, remains one of the most frequently performed British operas of the last two decades. Charting the glamorous rise and seedy fall of the notorious socialite beauty Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, the score is as witty, poignant and memorable as the 'Dirty Duchess' herself, paying homage to the popular idioms of cabaret and tango, as well as to Weill, Berg and Stravinsky. It is hard to believe that this masterpiece was written by a 24 year-old, but then that young man was Ades, whose prodigious musical talent was awe-inspiring even as a teenager.

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Imprint: Faber Music Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2015
Composers: Thomas Ades
Dimensions: 311 x 232mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
ISBN-13: 978-0-571-51995-8
Barcode: 9780571519958
Categories: Promotions
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Musical scores, lyrics & libretti
Books > Music > Musical scores, lyrics & libretti
LSN: 0-571-51995-4

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