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Music & culture in eighteenth-century Europe : a source book

Music & culture in eighteenth-century Europe : a source book

Author: Enrico Fubini; Bonnie J Blackburn
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
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This book collects key writings about eighteenth century music. It brings together for the first time in one place, a wide selection of essential documents not only about music theory and practice, but about the historical, philosophical, aesthetic, ideological, and literary debates which held sway during a century when musical thought and criticism gained a privileged position in the culture of Europe. The author  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Enrico Fubini; Bonnie J Blackburn
ISBN: 0226267318 9780226267319 0226267326 9780226267326
OCLC Number: 28847804
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: x, 421 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter one. The first polemics on opera in Italy. Gian Vincenzo Gravina, from On Tragedy (1715) --
Ludovico Antonio Muratori, from On Perfect Italian Poetry (1706) --
Pier Jacopo Martello, from On Ancient and Modern Tragedy (1714) --
Benedetto Marcello, from Theater a la Mode (1720) --
Chapter two. The Italians and the French: the great "Querelle". Francois Raguenet, from A Comparison between the French and Italian Music and Operas (1702) --
Jean-Laurent Lecerf de la Vieville, from Comparison of French and Italian Music (1704) --
Noel-Antoine Pluche, from The Spectacle of Nature (1746) --
Voltaire, from The Temple of Taste (1733) --
Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, from On the Freedom of Music (1759) --
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, from Essay on the Origins of Language (1781) --
Denis Diderot, from Additions to the Letter on the Deaf and Dumb (1751) --
Denis Diderot, from Rameau's Nephew (1760) --
Friedrich Melchior Grimm, from The Little Prophet of Boehmischbroda (1753) --
Friedrich Melchior Grimm, from the article "Poeme lyrique" in the Encyclopedie (1765) --
Chapter three. European rationalism and theories of harmony. Johann Joseph Fux, from Steps to Parnassus (1725) --
Jean-Philippe Rameau, from Treatise on Harmony (1722) --
Jean-Philippe Rameau, from Observations on Our Musical Instinct and on Its Principle (1754) --
Giuseppe Tartini, from On the Principles of Musical Harmony Contained in the Diatonic Genus (1767) --
Denis Diderot, from General Principles of the Science of Sound (1748) --
Chapter four. The birth of historiography and the reports of foreign travelers in Italy. Jacques Bonnet, from History of Music and of Its Effects (1715) --
John Brown, from A Dissertation on the Rise, Union, and Power, the Progressions, Separations, and Corruptions, of Poetry and Music (1763) --
Giovanni Battista Martini, from History of Music (1757) --
Charles Burney, from A General History of Music (1776) --
John Hawkins, from A General History of the Science and Practice of Music (1776) --
Charles de Brosses, from Letter to M. de Maleteste (1739-40) --
Samuel Sharp, from Letters from Italy (1767) --
Giuseppe Baretti, from An Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy (1768) --
Johann Nikolaus Forkel, from General History of Music (1788) --
Chapter five. The reaction of Italian humanists and literati to music. Francesco Algarotti, from Essay on Opera (1755) --
Antonio Planelli, from Opera (1772) --
Francesco Milizia, from Complete Formal and Material Treatise on the Theater (1794) --
Vittorio Alfieri, preface to Abele: Tramelogedia (1796) --
Pietro Metastasio, letter to Saverio Mattei, at Naples (1770) --
Chapter six. German musical culture and the controversy regarding Bach. Johann Adolf Scheibe, passage on J. S. Bach from a letter of 1737 --
Johann Abraham Birnbaum, from Impartial Remarks on a Dubious Passage in the Sixth Issue of Der critische Musikus (1738) --
Johann Mattheson, from The Complete Music Director (1739) --
Johann Joachim Quantz, from A Treatise on How to Play the Flute (1752) --
Leopold Mozart, from Treatise on the Fundamentals of the Violin (1756) --
Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, from Guide to Playing Keyboard Instruments (1755-61) --
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, from Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments (1753-62) --
Johann Mattheson, from The Latest Study of the Opera (1744) --
Chapter seven. Toward the Revaluation of Instrumental Music. Johann Mattheson, from The Complete Music Director (1739) --
Johann Joachim Quantz, from A Treatise on How to Play the Flute (1752) --
Denis Diderot and Anton Bemetzrieder, from Keyboard Lessons and Principles of Harmony (1771) --
Charles Avison, from An Essay on Musical Expression (1753) --
Chapter eight. Sensism and empirical currents. Joseph Addison, from The Spectator (1711) --
Jean-Baptiste Dubos, from Critical Reflections on Poetry, Painting, and Music (1740) --
Pietro Verri, from "Music" (1765) --
Pietro Verri, from Discourse on the Nature of Pleasure and Sorrow (1774) --
Chapter nine. The ancients and the moderns. Antonio Eximeno (y Pujades), from On the Origin and the Rules of Music, with the History of Their Development, Decline, and Renewal (1774) --
Esteban de Artega, from Revolutions of the Italian Musical Theater from Its Origin to the Present (1785) --
Vincenzo Manfredini, from Defense of Modern Music and Its Celebrated Performers (1788) --
Chapter ten. The "Querelle" between the Gluckists and the Piccinnists. Ranieri de' Calzabigi, from Essay on the Dramatic Poetry of the Abbe P. Metastasio (1755) --
Ranieri de' Calzabigi and Christoph Willibald Gluck, preface to Alceste (1769) --
Jean-Francois Marmontel, from Essay on the Progress of Music in France (1777) --
Jean-Francois de La Harpe, from Lyceum, or Course in Ancient and Modern Literature (1803) --
Michel-Paul Guy de Chabanon, from Observations on Music and Principally on the Metaphysics of Art (1779) --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, three letters to his father (1781).
Other Titles: Music and culture in eighteenth-century Europe.
Music and culture in 18th-century Europe.
Musica e cultura nel Settecento europeo.
Responsibility: Enrico Fubini ; translated from the original sources by Wolfgang Freis, Lisa Gasbarrone, Michael Louis Leone ; translation edited by Bonnie J. Blackburn.
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