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The Unfinished Operas

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199791590
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199949625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0025
                   The Unfinished Operas

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This chapter discusses the operas left unfinished at the time of Blitzstein’s death: his Sacco and Vanzetti opera, and his two one-act operas, jointly to be called Tales of Malamud, adapted from two Bernard Malamud stories: “Idiots First” and “The Magic Barrel.” This chapter also addresses Leonard Lehrman’s completion of both the Sacco and Vanzetti opera and “Idiots First.”

Keywords: Sacco and Vanzetti; Bernard Malamud; Idiots First; The Magic Barrel; Leonard Lehrman

Chapter.  10811 words. 

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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