Genre in Janáček’s operas

  • John Tyrrell
Keywords: Janáček, operas, genre, tragicomedy

Abstract

The author takes issue with Michael Ewans’s description of Janáček’s operas as »tragic«. Among the mature operas, Jenůfa, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Makropulos Affair and From the House of the Dead lack tragic inevitability and exhibit other genre characteristics, such as those of tragicomedy (in The Vixen and Makropulos).

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Published
2006-12-01
How to Cite
TyrrellJ. (2006). Genre in Janáček’s operas. Musicological Annual, 42(1), 139-146. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.42.1.139-146
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