Ruthless polyphony and audible silences : musico-dramatic narrative in Otakar Zich's Vina
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Otakar Zich's opera Vina [Guilt] met with contentious criticism at its premiere in 1922. Nevertheless, its score demonstrates many of the concepts of musico-dramatic narrative outlined in his seminal text, The Aesthetics of Dramatic Art, specifically that of multivocality – the multiple modes of communication perceived through time in continuous unfolding. Vina also employs concepts of silence and sound that resonate with Vladimir Jankélévitch's Music and the Ineffable.
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