Date of Award

Summer 1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

Committee Director

John Davye

Committee Member

Lawrence J. Hatab

Abstract

Die Geburt der Tragodie is a full-length opera about the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche during the period of his insanity. The work is in three acts and spans a total of two and half hours. It is scored for string quartet, two keyboardists, two trumpets, two percussionists, and four singers. One of the main actors also plays solo piano, another sings a solo soprano part. All the rest of the parts are spoken. Volume one contains the text, performance notes, and a brief introduction. Volume two contains the music.

DOI

10.25777/fwnz-sj35

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