Songs of mortals, dialogues of the gods : music and theatre in seventeenth-century Spain
This is the first comprehensive history of seventeenth-ccntury Spanish theatrical music to be written in any language, and the first book-length study devoted to the music of the Spanish baroque in English. While particular aspects of the field have been explored before, no previous single study has succeeded in defining the place and function of music in the Spanish theatre of the Golden Age, and the nature of the extant repertory
Print Book, English, 1993
Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, Oxford [England], New York, 1993
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xx, 566 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Music and "Comedia Nueva" 1600-1690; music in masques and early court spectacle plays; Calderon's early court plays for Philip IV; calderonian semi-opera; opera, Spanish politics, Spanish conventions; zarzuelas and other short musical plays for the court 1650-1690; the musical legacy of the Hidalgo Era. Appendices: the musical sources; catalogue of extant 17th-century Spanish theatrical songs.