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dc.contributor.authorMeneer, Nathanaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-07T15:59:48Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.otherb38092189
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/32036
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractHoratio William Parker (1863-1919) was a prominent American composer who belonged to the Second New England School (the "Boston Six"), and served as the Dean of Music at Yale University from 1904 until his death. His opera Mona (Opus 71) was created in collaboration with his librettist, Brian Hooker (1880-1946), as an entry to a contest that was being held by the Metropolitan Opera Company for the best English-language opera written by an American-born composer. Parker and Hooker won the contest, and received $10,000 in prize money along with a production of Mona at the Met. The contest generated a considerable amount of interest in the American musical community, and sparked debate concerning the characteristics that should epitomize "American" opera. After difficult rehearsals and extensive revisions, Mona premiered on March 14'h, 1912. Despite its lavish production, the opera was met with a lukewarm reception by the American public, and failed to make its way into the permanent repertory of the Met. Willie American opera of this era was commonly criticized for being simple and frivolous, Mona is notable for being a serious opera of considerable complexity that was ultimately rejected by the American public. The opera is also significant in that it seems to mark a turning point in Parker's biography, after which he placed greater emphasis on the popular appeal of his compositions.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis work is being made available in OpenBU by permission of its author, and is available for research purposes only. All rights are reserved to the author.en_US
dc.subjectParker, Horatio Williamen_US
dc.subjectOperasen_US
dc.subjectOperas, Americanen_US
dc.subjectBoston Sixen_US
dc.titleHoratio Parker's Mona: an experiment in American grand operaen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMusicologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.barcode11719026843492
dc.identifier.mmsid99174983660001161


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