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Metastasio on the British Stage 1728-1840 a catalogue

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The libretti by the Viennese court poet Pietro Metastasio dominated the Continental and London music scenes for much of the 18th century; almost no composer worth his salt failed to set one of his texts at some stage, and by the end of the century, there were some 300 settings of the 27 operas alone. The smaller entertainments and the oratorios were similarly popular, and works in all of the genres became part of the London repertoire. The primary aim of this article is to provide a framewo...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - Music Faculty
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-364
Publication date:
2007
DOI:
EISSN:
2167-4027
ISSN:
1472-3808
URN:
uuid:3153fb16-2775-488a-9ea9-db7a80d84871
Local pid:
ora:1630
Language:
English
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