Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien Regime, 1647-1785 (Cambridge Studies in Opera)
Downing A. ThomasISBN: 0521801885;
Book DescriptionThis is the first study to recognize the wider picture of opera within early-modern French culture. Downing Thomas considers the place of music within a cultural environment--the employment of music by Louis XIV as a symbol of absolutism;the use of music as a statement against the monarchy; and the long-term development of opera as a reflection of humanism. Thomas examines key works by Lully, Rameau, and Charpentier, among others, and extends his reach from the late seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth.
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