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Music in the London theatre from Purcell to Handel

Author: Colin Timms; Bruce Wood
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses literary and dramatic aspects of musical works for voices and instruments performed in English theatres (c.1650 and 1750).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)957240825
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Timms; Bruce Wood
ISBN: 9781108125574 1108125573
OCLC Number: 990182918
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Purcell's "scurvy" poets / Roger Savage --
Opera as literature and the triumph of music / Martin Adams --
The British enchanters and George Granville's theory of opera / Wolfgang Hirschmann --
Lost chances: obstacles to English opera for Purcell and Handel / Jeffrey Barnouw --
Alexander's feast, or The power of perseverance: Dryden's plan for English opera and its near-fulfilment in a Handel ode / Andrew Pinnock and Bruce Wood --
Ombra mai fu: shades of Greece and Rome in the librettos for Handel's London operas / Peter Brown --
Handel and the uses of antiquity / Reinhard Strohm --
From Metastasio's Alessandro to Handel's Poro: a change of dramatic emphasis / Graham Cummings --
Deidamia as an "Heroi-comi-pastoral" opera / Sarah McCleave --
Seventeenth-century literary classics as eighteenth-century libretto sources: Congreve, Dryden and Milton in the 1730s and 1740s / Matthew Gardner --
"In this ballance seek a character": the role of "il moderato" in L'allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato / Ruth Smith --
"Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures": glancing and gazing spectatorship in Handel's L'allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato / Matthew Badham --
Accompanied recitative and characterisation in Handel's oratorios / Liam Gorry --
Handel, Charles Jennens and the advent of scriptural oratorio / John H. Roberts.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Timms, Bruce Wood.

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