The transposed heads : opera
by Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1953)
Also known as: Die vertauschten Kopfe
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Library shelf no. CD 113 [On loan, due 9/8/17]
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The transposed heads = Die vertauschten Kopfe : a legend of India in six scenes after the novel by Thomas Mann / music by P. Glanville-Hicks ; English libretto based on H.T. Lowe Porter's translation by the composer.
Library shelf no. Q 782.1/GLA 1 [On loan, due 9/8/17]
Instrumentation: Mixed chorus, soprano, tenor, baritone, 2 speaking voices, piano.
Duration: 75 min.
Dedication note: To Theo Flynn, an illustrious Australian
Commission note: First opera commissioned by The Louisville Philharmonic Society, Inc.
First performance: 4 Apr 54. Louisville, Kentucky
The libretto for The Transposed Heads was extracted almost verbatim from the Lowe-Porter translation of the novel by Thomas Mann.
Interview [Audio]: Peggy Glanville-Hicks and her Odyssey
Interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian
First broadcast 3/10/1989
After undergoing brain surgery, Glanville-Hicks retired to her home in Sydney where Charles Amirkhanian recorded a rare interview with the composer, in May of 1986. During their conversation, of which extensive segments are included in this program, they touched upon a wide range of topics, including her stint as a New York City music critic, her travels, and her music.
Resonate article: A Tease of Sophistication by Joel Crotty
Performances of this work
4 Apr 54: Louisville, Kentucky
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