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Title Monstrous opera : Rameau and the tragic tradition / Charles Dill.
Author Dill, Charles William.
Publication Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1998]
Description 1 online resource (xx, 197 pages) : music.
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Call # eBOOK
Series Princeton studies in opera
Princeton studies in opera.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Monstrous opera -- Different tragedies -- Rameau's twins -- Rameau mise-en-scene -- In the mirror.
Summary One of the foremost composers of the French Baroque operatic tradition, Rameau is often cited for his struggle to steer lyric tragedy away from its strict Lullian form, inspired by spoken tragedy, and toward a more expressive musical style. In this fresh exploration of Rameau's compositional aesthetic, Charles Dill depicts a much more complicated figure: one obsessed with tradition, music theory, his own creative instincts, and the public's expectations of his music. Dill examines the ways Rameau mediated among these often competing values and how he interacted with his critics and with the public. The result is a sophisticated rethinking of Rameau as a musical innovator.
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Subject Rameau, Jean-Philippe, 1683-1764. Operas.
Operas (Rameau, Jean-Philippe) (OCoLC)fst01358714
Opera -- France -- 18th century.
Tragedy in music.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Opera.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Opera. (OCoLC)fst01046145
Tragedy in music. (OCoLC)fst01154364
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Dill, Charles William. Monstrous opera. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998 0691044430 (DLC) 97031073 (OCoLC)37437552
ISBN 140086481X (electronic bk.)
9781400864812 (electronic bk.)
Standard # 10.1515/9781400864812 doi

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