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French Baroque Opera

A Reader

by Caroline Wood

  • 364 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Ashgate Pub Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baroque music (c 1600 to c 1750),
  • Genres & Styles - Opera,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Music Of The 18th Century,
  • Opera,
  • Music,
  • 17th century,
  • 18th century,
  • France,
  • Sources

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12561531M
    ISBN 101840142413
    ISBN 109781840142419

      Dance remains a central theme in her latest book, which chronicles French baroque opera from the birth in of the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opera) until , just after Jean-Philippe Rameau composed his first opera for that theater. Harris-Warrick argues that dance played an essential role in giving each operatic drama its. The story of Baroque opera is a story of lavish splendour, of the exotic and spectacular, of the marvellous, of superstar singers with superstar egos and incomes, of intrigue and dodgy business dealings, and some of the most sublime music ever written.

    Other highly praised productions have ranged from French Baroque opera—Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s Cephale et Procris—to classic and modern masterpieces such as Mozart’s Cosi fan tutti, Britten’s Albert Herring, and Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock. Wind instrument - Wind instrument - The Baroque and Classical periods: Dramatic events in music around in Italy profoundly affected the music of Europe during the Baroque era. Several groups of literati and musicians formed societies to revive the artistic principles of ancient Greece. They experimented with a type of drama that would use music as an adjunct to poetry.

    Early Baroque era composers (born –99) Composers of the Early Baroque era include the following figures listed by the probable or proven date of their birth: Jacobus Gallus (–) Charles Tessier (–after ) Thomas Mancinus (–) Ippolito Baccusi (–) Emilio de' Cavalieri (c. –) Cesario Gussago.   The production treats the Baroque as, essentially, the same as any other kind of opera, with a demonstrative, naturalistic style of acting and movement that would not be out of place in a Verdi.


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French Baroque Opera by Caroline Wood Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book presents a wide-ranging and informative picture of the organization and evolution of French Baroque opera, its aims and aspirations, its strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on official documents, theoretical writings, letters, diaries, dictionary entries, contemporary reviews and commentaries, it French Baroque Opera book an often entertaining insight Author: Caroline Wood, Graham Sadler.

In this book, Rebecca Harris-Warrick dismantles the prevailing notion that dance in French Baroque opera was merely decorative, and presents compelling evidence that the divertissement is essential to understanding the work. Evolving practices in music, librettos, choreography and staging are brought to bear on sixty years of operatic : Rebecca Harris-Warrick.

Yet relatively little of that literature is available in English, despite an upsurge of interest in the Lully-Rameau period during the past two decades. This book presents a wide-ranging and informative picture of the organization and evolution of French Baroque opera, its aims and aspirations, its strengths and : Caroline Wood, Graham Sadler.

This book presents a wide-ranging and informative picture of the organization and evolution of French Baroque opera, its aims and aspirations, its strengths and weaknesses.

Drawing on official documents, theoretical writings, letters, diaries, dictionary entries, contemporary reviews and commentaries, it provides an often entertaining insight. Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History constitutes a seminal contribution to the field of scholarship in French baroque opera and dance.

More than a history, this is a handbook for scholars and performers alike in comprehending the complex thought and dynamic visions that informed seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French opera.'Author: Rebecca Harris-Warrick.

Harris-Warrick’s book, Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History (Cambridge Press ), explores how dance defined French opera in the Baroque period and later, beginning with the very first French opera, written inby Jean-Baptiste Lully.

French Baroque Opera book “Dance has a dramatic function in these works,” Harris-Warrick says. The story of Baroque opera from French opera. While opera took hold in Italy in the late s, composers like Perrin and Lully developed the genre in France. Lully’s style was quite different from the Italian styles, with simple plot lines and music based on recitative rather than arias.

French opera is one of Europe's most important operatic traditions, containing works by composers of the stature of Rameau, Berlioz, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and foreign-born composers have played a part in the French tradition as well, including Lully, Gluck, Salieri, Cherubini, Spontini, Meyerbeer, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi and Offenbach.

Baroque theatres and staging. The combination of two artistic innovations—the formulation of the laws of perspective in the 15th century and the production of the first opera in —provided the foundation for the Baroque theatre, which was to last until the 19th this era all countries were brought into the same orbit, although Italy remained the primary inspiration.

Free Online Library: Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History. by "Notes"; Music Library and information science Book publishing International economic relations Printer Frien, articles and books.

: French Baroque Opera: A Reader () by Wood, Caroline; Sadler, Graham and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great Range: $ - $ Since its inception, French opera has embraced dance, yet all too often operatic dancing is treated as mere decoration.

Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera exposes the multiple and meaningful roles that dance has played, starting from Jean-Baptiste Lully's first opera in Jean-Baptiste Lully (UK: / ˈ l ʊ l i /, US: / l uː ˈ l iː /, French: [ʒɑ̃ batist lyli]; born Giovanni Battista Lulli, Italian: ; 28 November [O.S.

18 November] – 22 March ) was an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of is considered a master of the French Baroque style. French baroque opera: a reader.

[Caroline Wood; Graham Sadler] -- From the outset, French opera generated an enormous diversity of literature, familiarity with which greatly enhances our understanding of this unique art form. This book presents a wide-ranging and informative picture of the organization and evolution of French Baroque opera.

Baroque palaces were built, surrounded by magnificent gardens, spectacular stairways and hallways filled with opulence in incremental sequences.

The term Baroque, however, has transcended beyond the artistic style of that time [2]. The word, of French origin, is believed to be derived from the Portuguese"Baroque"or from the Spanish"Barrueco".

In this book, Rebecca Harris-Warrick dismantles the prevailing notion that dance in French Baroque opera was merely decorative, and presents compelling evidence that the divertissement is essential to understanding the work.

Evolving practices in music, librettos, choreography and staging are brought to bear on sixty years of operatic : Rebecca Harris-Warrick. Coquettes, Wives, and Widows - Gender Politics in French Baroque Opera and Theater: buy this book online.

Published by University of Rochester Press. Author: Ray, Marcie. Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera - by Rebecca Harris-Warrick October Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera. Rebecca Harris-Warrick; Online ISBN: Title: Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival Program Book, Author: Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival, Name: Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival Program Book, Length: pages, Page: 1, Published.

At the same time, by the middle of the eighteenth century another genre was gaining popularity in France: opéra comique. Opéra comique is a genre of French opera that contains spoken dialogue and arias—much like the German form arose in the early eighteenth century in the theaters of the two annual Paris fairs, the Foire Saint Germain and the Foire Saint Laurent.

Jean Baptiste Lully developed a unique French style of music that was suited for the dance. His employer was a fanatical dancer, and even danced with Lully on reported occasions. Lively quick rhythms featured much of French instrumental and orchestral music.

In the opera, French Baroque opera was very different to the Italian style.This harmonious performance, created with respect for the music is a tribute to the history and style of French baroque opera. It is exactly the golden mean: unobtrusive perception, not transposed, reflecting the artistic values of the workAgnieszka Lakner, Magiczny Kraków, Hippolyte et Aricie, Opera.

But French baroque opera has been revived in France for much the same reasons Handel has triumphed in England: the cultural ecologies of .