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Dramatic expression in Rameau's Tragédie en musique : between tradition and enlightenment

Author: Cynthia Verba
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cynthia Verba's book explores the story of music's role in the French Enlightenment, focusing on dramatic expression in the musical tragedies of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau. She reveals how his music achieves its highly moving effects through an interplay between rational design, especially tonal design, and the portrayal of feeling and how this results in a more nuanced portrayal of the heroine.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jean-Philippe Rameau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Verba
ISBN: 9781107021563 1107021561
OCLC Number: 793421776
Description: xi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Rameau's concept of musical expression : in theory and practice --
Getting oriented : Rameau's first tragédie : Hippolyte et Aricie (premiere,1733) --
Comparative overview of Rameau's tragedies, first versions : continuity and change --
Scenes of forbidden love confessed --
Scenes of intense conflict --
Scenes of conflict resolution.
Responsibility: Cynthia Verba.

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Verba's fresh approach to understanding Rameau's role in the French Enlightenment focuses on dramatic expression in his musical tragedies.  Read more...

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'... builds on decades of study of Jean-Phillipe Rameau's musical practice, taking a two-directional approach-theory and musical practice ... Recommended. Upper division undergraduates, graduate Read more...

 
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