Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Paperback
Paperback. 384 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.Originally published in 1986, this book is a major study in English on Grtry and opra-comique. Opra-comique is the operatic genre that lies behind The Magic Flute and Fidelio. David Charltons important study examines the genre in the period before the French Revolution, considering the literary sources, performance conditions, contemporary aesthetic criteria and statistics which reveal the popularity of such works at that time. Dr Charlton takes Grtry, composer of some thirty-four opras-comiques, and a fascinating personality of his day, as the central figure of his study, drawing on Grtrys extensive Mmoires and other writing, not available in English translation, for the biographical sections. Twenty-four of Grtrys opras-comiques are given a chapter each, with plot summary, critical discussion, summary of different versions and history of performance in Paris. The book can thus be used as a reference tool or read as a comprehensive survey of opra-comique between 1768 and 1791. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521158817
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