The semiotics of symmetry, or Rimsky-Korsakov's operatic history lesson

@article{Morrison2001TheSO,
  title={The semiotics of symmetry, or Rimsky-Korsakov's operatic history lesson},
  author={Simon A. Morrison},
  journal={Cambridge Opera Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={13},
  pages={261 - 293}
}
Rimsky-Korsakov dwelled at length on his place in music history. His musings informed his creative processes, notably his handling of operatic time and space relationships. His stage works rely on structural and syntactic reflection rather than patterns of cause and effect for cohesion. This article examines the narrative contents of Sadko (1896), a setting of the merchant tale ‘‘Sadko the Rich Trader” that follows the contours of the Orpheus parable. The analysis, focusing on the mirror… Expand
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