Memoirs Of The Opera In Italy, France, Germany, And England Volume 2

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byGeorge Hogarth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1851 Excerpt: ... 207 CHAPTER VIII. THE FRENCH OPERA--RAMEATJ--ITALIAN BCRLETTAS--DISPUTES--lOUSSEAu'S DEVIN DV VILLAGE--FRENCH BURLETTAS--MONDONVILLE--DUNI--FAVART, AND MADAME FAVART--CONTEMPORARY DESCRIPTIONS OP THE FRENCH OPERA. A Previous chapter contains a sketch of the progress of the opera in France down to the time of Jean Philippe Rameau. This celebrated musician was born in 1683, and spent the earlier part of his life at Clermont, in Auvergne, where he was organist of the cathedral church. In this retirement he pursued those scientific researches which gave birth to that famous system of harmony which made him so long be regarded as the Newton of the musical world. He had reached the age of fifty without being known as a dramatic composer, when, in 1733, he produced his first opera, Hippolite et Aricie, the immense success of which excited a violent feud between his partisans and those of the school of Lulli. He continued to produce new works in rapid succession, which at length overcame all opposition, completely engrossed the stage of the serious opera in France, and gained for him, in that country, the reputation of being the greatest lyrical composer that had ever existed. His last opera, Les Paladins, appeared in 1760; and he died in 1764, at the age of eighty-one. Rameau had the fortune, which seems to have been very common to musicians of distinguished genius in France, of undergoing a great deal of factious hostility. Because he departed from the style of Lulli, he was accused of depraving the public taste, and destroying the Trench opera. Almost all his works at first met with violent opposition; and, when they came to obtain favour, the composer's partisans were abused as if they were heretics and traitors to their country. In the present times it is hard...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1851 Excerpt: ... 207 CHAPTER VIII. THE FRENCH OPERA--RAMEATJ--ITALIAN BCRLETTAS--DISPUTES--lOUSSEAu'S DEVIN DV VILLAGE--FRENCH BURLETTAS--MONDONV...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021702176X

ISBN - 13:9780217021760

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