The musical language of Italian opera, 1813-1859 / William Rothstein.

"Though studying opera often requires attention to aesthetics, libretti, staging, singers, compositional history, and performance history, the music itself is central. This book examines operatic music by five Italian composers - Rossini, Bellini, Mercadante, Donizetti, and Verdi - and one non-...

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Main Author: Rothstein, William Nathan (Author)
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023]
Series:Oxford studies in music theory.
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Summary:"Though studying opera often requires attention to aesthetics, libretti, staging, singers, compositional history, and performance history, the music itself is central. This book examines operatic music by five Italian composers - Rossini, Bellini, Mercadante, Donizetti, and Verdi - and one non-Italian, Meyerbeer, during the period from Rossini's first international successes to Italian unification. Detailed analyses of form, rhythm, melody, and harmony reveal concepts of musical structure different from those usually discussed by music theorists, calling into question the notion of a common practice"--Dust jacket flap.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxiv, 573 pages) : music.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-559) and indexes.
ISBN:9780197609712
0197609716
9780197609699
0197609694