Some Features of Libretto and Musical Composition in “L’amour de loin” by Kaija Saariaho
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- Kaija Saariaho; L’amour de loin; contemporary musical theater; Jaufre Rudel; Amin Maalouf
The article is dedicated to the opera “L’amour de loin” by the famous Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, recognized as a masterpiece of contemporary musical theater. The libretto, written by the French writer of Lebanese origin Amin Maalouf, is based on the legend of troubadour Jaufre Rudel and his distant lover. The text and music of the opera include a variety of dissimilar allusions. This is also the contact with the troubadour epoch through the plot and the processing of musical material and a kind of intersection with the “Tristan und Isolde” by R. Wagner and “Pelleas and Melisande” by С. Debussy. The original approach of Kaija Saariaho, together with the ideas of Amin Maalouf, made it possible to achieve a harmonious intertwining of these heterogeneous lines in their individual interpretation. The article attempts to write “Love from afar” in the general European musical and theatrical context on the basis of an analysis of the libretto and the score of the work.
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TY - CONF AU - Natalia Saamishvili PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Some Features of Libretto and Musical Composition in “L’amour de loin” by Kaija Saariaho BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 667 EP - 671 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.132 DO - 10.2991/icassee-18.2018.132 ID - Saamishvili2018/12 ER -