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Johann Strauss, jr., Die Fledermaus: Ascending Cadence Gestures on Stage
Die Fledermaus (1874), today the best-known operetta by Johann Strauss, jr., is also a treasure trove of ascending cadence gestures. This article documents and interprets those multiple instances and their effects.
Offenbach, Rising Melodic Gestures in La belle Hélène (1864)
Jacques Offenbach’s La belle Hélène (1864) was the successor to Orphée aux Enfers (1858; 1874) in both its send-up of Greek myth and its production triumph. Four other mature and now well-known operettas followed: Barbe-bleue ...