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Voicing gender : castrati, travesti, and the second woman in early nineteenth-century Italian opera

Author: Naomi Adele André
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana Univ. Press, 2006.
Series: Musical Meaning and Interpretation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The early 19th century was a period of acute transition in operatic tradition and style, when time-honoured practices gave way to the developing aesthetics of Romanticism, and the heroic, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Adele André
ISBN: 0253346444 9780253346445 025321789X 9780253217899
OCLC Number: 1019962676
Description: XIII, 230 s. : il., nuty ; 24 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Hearing Voices1. Sounding Voices: Modeling Voice and the Period Ear2. Haunting Legacies: The Castrato in the Nineteenth Century3. Meyerbeer in Italy: The Crusader, the Castrato, and the Disguised Second WomanInterlude: Queens, Hybridity, and the Diva4. Taming Women's Voices: From Hero to Pageboy5. Women's Voices in Motion: Voices behind the Romantic HeroineCoda: Looking Ahead to Risorgimento HeroismGlossaryNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Musical Meaning and Interpretation.
Responsibility: Naomi André.

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In presenting the concept of 'the period ear' as a way for today's audiences to 'hear' the voices of the primo ottocento, Andre . . . offers a solution to the problematic study of historical Read more...

 
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