Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragedie En Musique: Between Tradition and Enlightenment (BOK)

Cynthia Verba

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Cynthia Verba's book explores the story of music's role in the French Enlightenment, focusing on dramatic expression in the musical tragedies of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau. She reveals how his music achieves its highly moving effects through an interplay between rational design, especially tonal design, and the portrayal of feeling and how this results in a more nuanced portrayal of the heroine. Offering a new approach to understanding Rameau's role in the Enlightenment, Verba illuminates important aspects of the theory-practice relationship and shows how his music embraced Enlightenment values. At the heart of the study are three scene types that occur in all of Rameau's tragedies: confession of forbidden love, intense conflict and conflict resolution. In tracing changes in Rameau's treatment of these, Verba finds that while he maintained an allegiance to the traditional French operatic model, he constantly adapted it to accommodate his more enlightened views on musical expression.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Cynthia Verba
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107021563
Antall sider 338 Dimensjoner 17,8cm x 25,3cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 780 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Opera, Baroque music (c 1600 to c 1750), Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)