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Opera and nationalism in mid-eighteenth-century Britain

Abstract:

Italian opera gained an odd resonance in eighteenth-century British sensibility. By turns loved and hated, it acted on the British imagination as a catalyst both for some of the age's most brilliant satire, and for some of the century's most unusual musical extravagances. This dissertation argues that, despite (or in some ways because of) the eventual failure of Italian serious opera and its English hybrid forms to attain status within the musical canon, the progress of opera played a vit...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Music
Role:
Author
Publication date:
1999
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602330270
URN:
uuid:157fe363-632a-469f-bb42-1ede235a6a33
Local pid:
td:602330270

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