Janáček's "Slovenian" pupil Emerik Beran and his forgotten opera Melusina

Author: Weiss, Jernej
Source document: Musicologica Brunensia. 2013, vol. 48, iss. 1, pp. [129]-138
Extent
[129]-138
  • ISSN
    1212-0391 (print)
    2336-436X (online)
Type: Article
Language
English
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Abstract(s)
Janáček's "Slovenian" pupil Emerik Beran wrote his only opera, which he entitled Melusina, in Brno in 1896. Although the opera was conceived abroad by the Czech composer, who lived most of his life in Slovenia, it certainly deserves a more detailed musical, historical and analytical discussion. In spite of its extremely interesting libretto and surprisingly advanced orchestration, at least for the then prevailing circumstances in Slovenia, Beran's opera unfortunately still lies buried in the musical archive of the University Library in Maribor, waiting for its world premiere.
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