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New perspectives on Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Author: Shirley Thompson
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The tercentenary of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's death in 2004 stimulated a surge of activity on the part of performers and scholars, confirming the modern assessment of Charpentier as one of the most important and inventive composers of the French Baroque. The book provides a snapshot of Charpentier's scholarship.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Thompson
ISBN: 9780754665793 0754665798
OCLC Number: 319318911
Description: xxviii, 385 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Foreword, H. Wiley Hitchcock; Preface; Charting Charpentier's 'worlds' through his Melanges, Patricia M. Ranum; Charpentier's void notation: the Italian background and its implications, Graham Sadler; The descending minor tetrachord in France: an emblem expanded, Lois Rosow; Repentance, piety and praise: sensual imagery and musical depiction in the petits motets of Marc-Antoine Charpentier, C. Jane Gosine; A question of genre: Charpentier's Messe pour Plusieurs Instruments au lieu des Orgues (H513), David Ponsford; Charpentier's music at court: the singers and instrumentalists of the Chapelle Royale, 1663-1683 and beyond, Anthea Smith; Performance practices at the TheA tre de Guenegaud and the Comedie-FranA aise: evidence from Charpentier's Melanges autographes, John S. Powell; Une source peut en cacher une autre': added preludes and instrumental cues in the Melanges, Catherine Cessac; The historical implications of a distinctive scoring: Charpentier's 6-voice motets for Mademoiselle de Guise, Theodora Psychoyou; Observations on Charpentier's compositional process: corrections in the Melanges, Herbert Schneider; Medee within the repertory of the tragedie en musique: intertextual links and the 'posterity' of Charpentier's opera, Benjamin Pintiaux; The nature of fame: reflections on Charpentier's Les Plaisirs de Versailles and Lalande's Les Fontaines de Versailles, Peter Roennfeldt; Charpentier's Motets melA*z de Symphonie: a nephew's tribute, Shirley Thompson; Appendix; Bibliography; Indexes.
Responsibility: edited by Shirley Thompson.
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