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Opera in Paris, 1800-1850 :a lively historyby Patrick Barbier
Synopses & Reviews
This book explores every facet pf Parisian musical life in the glorious first half of the 19th century. Among the composers who chose Paris as a second home were Rossini, Meyerbeer, Bellini, Donizetti, Liszt, and Chopin. HARDCOVER.
Book News Annotation:
Barbier (history of music, Western Catholic U. of Angers, France) explores facets of Parisian musical life both on and off stage during the first half of the 19th century. He discusses the operatic tradition from grand opera to the parodies of vaudeville, describes the society and customs of opera audiences, details artistic life, and analyzes the music press of the period. Includes a few b&w illustrations and a glossary.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-234) and index.
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