Monstrous Opera: Rameau and the Tragic Tradition

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One of the foremost composers of the French Baroque operatic tradition, Rameau is often cited for his struggle to steer lyric tragedy away from its strict Lullian form, inspired by spoken tragedy, and toward a more expressive musical style. In this fresh exploration of Rameau's compositional aesthetic, Charles Dill depicts a much more complicated figure: one obsessed with tradition, music theory, his own creative instincts, and the public's expectations of his music. Dill examines the ways Rameau mediated among these often ...

Monstrous Opera: Rameau and the Tragic Tradition 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691633336

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Monstrous Opera: Rameau and the Tragic Tradition 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691604145

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Monstrous Opera: Rameau and the Tragic Tradition 1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691044439

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