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Passion selon Sade, La (‘The Passion according to Sade’)locked

  • Jürgen Maehder

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Mystère de chambre in one act by Sylvano Bussotti to his own libretto after Louise Labé; Stockholm, Kungliga Teatern (Rotunda), 1 November 1968 (partial perf., Palermo, Teatro Biondo, 5 September 1965).

Bussotti’s first stage work belongs to the genre of experimental music theatre; its title, which suggests a text by the Marquis de Sade as a basis for the vocal parts, is deliberately misleading as the entire work is in fact based on a sonnet by Louise Labé (...

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