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The politics of opera : a history from Monteverdi to Mozart, Mitchell Cohen

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The politics of opera : a history from Monteverdi to Mozart
Title
The politics of opera
Title remainder
a history from Monteverdi to Mozart
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell Cohen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The Politics of Opera" takes readers on a fascinating journey into the entwined development of opera and politics, from the Renaissance through the turn of the nineteenth century. What political backdrops have shaped opera? How has opera conveyed the political ideas of its times? Delving into European history and thought and an array of music by such greats as Lully, Rameau, and Mozart, Mitchell Cohen reveals how politics--through story lines, symbols, harmonies, and musical motifs--has played an operatic role both robust and sotto voce. Cohen begins with opera's emergence under Medici absolutism in Florence during the late Renaissance--where debates by humanists, including Galileo's father, led to the first operas in the late sixteenth century. Taking readers to Mantua and Venice, where composer Claudio Monteverdi flourished, Cohen examines how early operatic works like Orfeo used mythology to reflect on governance and policy issues of the day, such as state jurisdictions and immigration. Cohen explores France in the ages of Louis XIV and the Enlightenment and Vienna before and during the French Revolution, where the deceptive lightness of Mozart's masterpieces touched on the havoc of misrule and hidden abuses of power. Cohen also looks at smaller works, including a one-act opera written and composed by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Mitchell
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3918.O64
LC item number
C65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Oper
  • Politik
Label
The politics of opera : a history from Monteverdi to Mozart, Mitchell Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who rules? -- Reigning voices -- Intermedio (I) -- Laws and laurels -- Orpheus's ways -- Intermedio (II) -- A prince decides on Naxos (III) -- The political scenario of Monteverdi's Venice -- Revealing Ulysses -- Intermedio (IV) -- Spectacles -- Agitations and absolutes -- In the winds: the decades of Pernucio and Telemachus -- Un court intermède -- Vertical, horizontal -- Nature and its discontents -- From Elysium to Utica -- Zwischenspiel (I) -- From Crete to Rome -- Masters and servants -- Zwischenspiel (II) -- Gaits of history -- Looking for enlightenment -- Tamino's wonder -- Sarastro's sabbatical: this is not a finale -- Appendix: "backstage."
Control code
965805005
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxii, 477 pages
Isbn
9780691175027
Lccn
2017005887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965805005
Label
The politics of opera : a history from Monteverdi to Mozart, Mitchell Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who rules? -- Reigning voices -- Intermedio (I) -- Laws and laurels -- Orpheus's ways -- Intermedio (II) -- A prince decides on Naxos (III) -- The political scenario of Monteverdi's Venice -- Revealing Ulysses -- Intermedio (IV) -- Spectacles -- Agitations and absolutes -- In the winds: the decades of Pernucio and Telemachus -- Un court intermède -- Vertical, horizontal -- Nature and its discontents -- From Elysium to Utica -- Zwischenspiel (I) -- From Crete to Rome -- Masters and servants -- Zwischenspiel (II) -- Gaits of history -- Looking for enlightenment -- Tamino's wonder -- Sarastro's sabbatical: this is not a finale -- Appendix: "backstage."
Control code
965805005
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxii, 477 pages
Isbn
9780691175027
Lccn
2017005887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965805005

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