Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Hosokawa, Shuhei. "Distance, Sestus, Quotation: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny of Brecht and Weill." International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 16 (December 1985): 181-99.

The use of quotation in the context of opera creates a significant rhetorical and syntactical relationship to the text into which it is juxtaposed. It can be used to provide ironic commentary and lend deeper levels of meaning to characters and situations. Brecht and Weill use sources from Wagner, Weber, popular jazz, and folk tunes.

Works: Weill: Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.

Index Classifications: 1900s

Contributed by: Fredrick Tarrant

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