A New Chronology of Venetian Opera and Related Genres, 1660-1760

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Stanford University Press, 2007 - 778 pagine
From 1637 to the middle of the eighteenth century, Venice was the world center for operatic activity. No exact chronology of the Venetian stage during this period has previously existed in any language. This reference work, the culmination of two decades of research throughout Europe, provides a secure ordering of 800 operas and 650 related works from the period 1660 to 1760. Derived from thousands of manuscript news-sheets and other unpublished materials, the Chronology provides a wealth of new information on about 1500 works. Each entry in this production-based survey provides not only perfunctory reference information but also a synopsis of the text, eyewitness accounts, and pointers to surviving musical scores. What emerges, in addition to secure dates, is a profusion of new information about events, personalities, patronage, and the response of opera to changing political and social dynamics. Appendixes and supplements provide basic information in Venetian history for music, drama, and theater scholars who are not specialists in Italian studies.
 

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Sommario

Illustrations
5
Icons
12
Interpreting the Calendar of Venetian Opera
21
Perspectives on the Repertory
45
User Guide
68
A Chronology
79
A Series of Supplements
543
Unproduced and Undatable Works
549
Private andor Special Entertainments
601
Appendices
647
Concordances and Statistical References
675
Printed Works
692
Archival Sources
704
Index of Musical Dramatic and Literary Works
752
Index of Stage Names Locales and Peoples
766
Copyright

Dramas associated with Music
563

Parole e frasi comuni

Informazioni sull'autore (2007)

Eleanor Selfridge-Field is Consulting Professor of Music and Co-Director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Research in the Humanities at Stanford University. She is the author of many books and articles in various fields, including Beyond MIDI (1997); The Music of Benedetto and Alessandro Marcello (1990); and Venetian Instrumental Music from Gabrieli to Vivaldi (1975).

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