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French opera, 1730-1830 : meaning and media

Author: David Charlton
Publisher: Aldershot ; Brookfield, USA : Ashgate, ©2000.
Series: Collected studies, CS634.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon archival research and musicological theory, these essays investigate distinctive qualities in French opera from early opera comique to early grand opera. "Media" is interpreted in terms  Read more...

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Charlton, David, 1946-
French opera, 1730-1830.
Aldershot ; Brookfield, USA : Ashgate, ©2000
(OCoLC)639587018
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Charlton
ISBN: 0860787826 9780860787822
OCLC Number: 42002791
Notes: Consists of fourteen essays published 1976-1999; three are revised, and two of these are also English versions originally published in French or German.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The romance and its Cognates: Narrative, Irony and vraisemblance in Early opera comique (Die Opera comique und ihr Einflusz auf das europaische Musiktheater im 19. Jahrhundert, ed. Herbert Schneider and Nicole Wild. Hildesheim, 1997) --
Continuing Polarities: Opera Theory and opera-comique (Expanded from Kein Ende der Gegensatze: Operntheorien und opera comique. Text und Musik: Neue Perspektiven der Theorie, ed. Michael Walter. Munich, 1992) --
Orchestra and Chorus at the Comedie-Italienne (Opera-Comique), 1755-1799 (Slavonic and Western Music: Essays for Gerald Abraham, ed. Malcolm Hamrick Brown and Roland John Wiley. Ann Arbor and Oxford, 1985) --
The Overture to Philidor's Le Bucheron (1763) (D'Un Opera l'autre: Hommage a Jean Mongredien, ed. Jean Gribenski, Marie-Claire Mussat and Herbert Schneider. Paris, 1996) --
'Envoicing' the Orchestra: Enlightenment Metaphors in Theory and Practice (Expanded from L'orchestre et la metaphore du vivant de Mozart. Mozart: Les chemins de l'Europe, ed. Brigitte Massin. Strasbourg, 1997) --
'Minuet-scenes' in Early opera-comique (Timbre und Vaudeville. Zur Geschichte und Problematik einer popularen Gattung im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, ed. Herbert Schneider. Hildesheim, 1999) --
Motive and Motif: Mehul before 1791 (Music and Letters 57. Oxford, 1976) --
Motif and Recollection in Four Operas of Dalayrac (Soundings 7. Cardiff, 1978) --
The French Theatrical Origins of Fidelio (Ludwig van Beethoven: 'Fidelio', ed. Paul Robinson. Cambridge, 1996).
Series Title: Collected studies, CS634.
Responsibility: David Charlton.

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