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Opera in seventeenth-century Venice : the creation of a genre

Author: Ellen Rosand
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ellen Rosand shows how opera, born of courtly entertainment, took root in the special social and economic environment of 17th century Venice and there developed the stylistic and aesthetic characteristics we recognise as opera today.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Rosand
ISBN: 9780520254268 0520254260
OCLC Number: 171552289
Description: xxii, 684 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Ellen Rosand.

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