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transposed heads = Die vertauschten Kopfe

Sheet Music: Score

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.

Also known as: Die vertauschten Kopfe

by Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1953)

  • Sales Availability: This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.
  • Library Availability: Q 782.1/GLA 1 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Mixed chorus, soprano, tenor, baritone, 2 speaking voices, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    From the CD transposed heads

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Product details

Published by: Associated Music Company [AMO-95660-139] — 1 score (139p. -- B4 (portrait))

Duration: 1 hours, 15 mins

Dedication note: To Theo Flynn, an illustrious Australian
Commission info: First opera commissioned by The Louisville Philharmonic Society, Inc.

First performance 4 Apr 54. Louisville, Kentucky

Includes synopsis and performance notes.

The libretto for The Transposed Heads was extracted almost verbatim from the Lowe-Porter translation of the novel by Thomas Mann.

Typeset edition.

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CD: The transposed heads : opera in one act / Peggy Glanville-Hicks.


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Analysis & Media

- Resonate Article: A Tease of Sophistication

- Book: One hand on the manuscript : music in Australian cultural history, 1930-1960 / edited by Nicholas Brown, Peter Campbell, Robyn Holmes, Peter Read & Larry Sitsky.

- 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.

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