TITLE

Belasco and Puccini: `Old Dog Tray' and the Zuni Indians

AUTHOR(S)
Atlas, Allen W.
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Fall91, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p362
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Identifies one of the American sources for the Puccini opera `Fanciulla': the model for the song that the minstrel Jake Wallace sings near the beginning of act 1, and discusses the melody that Belasco used in his own Jake Wallace in the parallel scene of `The Girl of the Golden West.' A California folk song `Old Dog Tray'; Puccini's search for the `right atmosphere'; A Zuni ceremonial song `The Festive Sun-Dance,' published in 1904; Examples of the works; More.
ACCESSION #
9209070661

 

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