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The Death of Cervantes' Don Quixote: Three Musical and Literary Perspectives

Abstract Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra created the character of Don Quixote in his book El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, published in 1605. Since its creation, stories from the book have been reimagined in art, in literature and in music. Frequently, Cervantes – the man and author – and Quixote – the novel’s protagonist and hero – have been inextricably linked in character. Subsequent adaptors of the novel have been influenced by this connection: composers Jules Massenet (1842-1912), Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) and Mitch Leigh (1928-2014) all wrote their own versions of the Quixote saga. Though their approaches to the story are varied, the basic characteristics of it remain: Love, Life and Dreams. Those themes are reflected in the old kni... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Kim, Sehoon (Author) / Britton, David (Advisor) / Reber, William (Committee member) / Rockmaker, Jody (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Performing arts / Music / Literature / Cervantes / Ibert / Leigh / Massenet / Quixote / Wasserman
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 133 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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