By Ellen Lockhart

ISBN-10: 0520284437

ISBN-13: 9780520284432

This path-breaking learn of level works in Italian musical performances reconsiders an important interval of song heritage. via an interdisciplinary exam of the statue lively via tune, Ellen Lockhart deftly indicates how Enlightenment ideas influenced Italian theater and tune, and vice versa. As Lockhart reveals, the lively statue grew to become a basic determine inside of aesthetic idea and musical perform in the course of the years spanning 1770–1830. Taking as its element of departure a repertoire of Italian ballets, melodramas, and operas from this period, Animation, Plasticity, and song in Italy traces its middle principles among technology, philosophy, theories of language, itinerant functionality traditions, the epistemology of sensing, and tune criticism.

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