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 Derived from thousands of manuscript news-sheets and other unpublished materials, the Chronology provides a wealth of new information on about 1500 works.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
7
Preface
13
Figures
14
Interpreting the Calendar of Venetian Opera
21
Graphical view of the festive and religious segments of the year
27
Proportional contribution of each theater to the total number of opera productions
33
Principal bibliographies of Venetian opera by period of coverage
37
Perspectives on the Repertory
45
Productions by theater 1660s vs 1670s
100
Productions by theater 1670s vs 1680s
137
Productions by theater 1680s vs 1690s
192
A Series of Supplements
543
Statistical overview of the supplements
546
Dramas associated with Music
563
Appendices
647
A5 Useful winter and spring dates 16601752
653

Most prolific composers by decade
46
Relationship of the dramma per musica to other theatrical works 171059
48
NonVenetian Italian dedicatees by region 16601759
54
Operas survived by the largest number of musical sources 16601760
61
Survival of scores in relation to libretti 16401759
62
Interrelationship between theaters theatrical periods dramaturgical types and entr acte types
67
User Guide
68
Transliteration of Greek and Middle Eastern names
75
A Chronology
79
A9 Values for multiples of the zecchino
659
Concordances and Statistical References
675
Galvani teatri musicali di Venezia nel secolo XVII
682
Baselt Handel Handbuch HWV
689
Printed Works
692
Archival Sources
704
Index of Musical Dramatic and Literary Works
752
Index of Stage Names Locales and Peoples
766
Copyright

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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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