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An essay on the opera = Saggio sopra l'opera in musica

Author: Francesco Algarotti, conte; Robin Burgess
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2005.
Series: Studies in the history and interpretation of music, v. 120.
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An essay on opera, which is a neglected treatise of eighteenth century musical aesthetics. It belongs to that movement in the arts that rejected the artificiality and formality of Baroque style and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
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Algarotti, Francesco, conte, 1712-1764.
Essay on the opera.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2005
(OCoLC)654284256
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Algarotti, conte; Robin Burgess
ISBN: 0773460489 9780773460485
OCLC Number: 60492022
Description: xix, 113 p. : 1 col. port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / Patricia Howard --
Ch. 1. Of the form, argument or business of an opera --
Ch. 2. Of the musical composition for operas --
Ch. 3. Of the recitative and singing in operas --
Ch. 4. Of the dances --
Ch. 5. On scenery, dress etc --
Ch. 6. On the structure of the theatre --
Conclusion --
Aeneas in Troy --
Iphigenia in Aulis.
Series Title: Studies in the history and interpretation of music, v. 120.
Other Titles: Saggio sopra l'opera in musica.
Saggio sopra l'opera in musica
Responsibility: by Francesco Algarotti ; anonymous English translation 1768 ; edited with notes and introduction by Robin Burgess.

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