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Dissonance in the republic of letters; the querelle des gluckistes et des piccinnisters.

9781907975547

Dissonance in the republic of letters; the querelle des gluckistes et des piccinnisters.

Darlow, Mark.

Legenda

2013

229 pages

$89.50

Hardcover

ML1727

Darlow (French, U. of Cambridge) chronicles the musical quarrels that entertained the Parisian intelligentsia during the 1770's over whether Christoph Gluck or Niccolo Piccinni embodied the direction French lyric theater would take. Modern opera enthusiasts look to the former rather than latter as instrumental, he says, but at the time the question had not been settled. He discusses opera reform on the eve of Gluck's arrival, from Iphigenia en Aulide to Orphee: a court-sponsored reform, simplicity without primitivism, talking about opera, and resolution. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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