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Music and drama at the Académie royale de musique (Paris), 1774-1789

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Cycles of regeneration and decline in musical drama at the Académie Royale (the Opéra) can be associated with the names of a series of major composers. The first was Lully; 1774 marks the beginning of the "époque de Gluck". Gluck had already attempted the 'reform' of Italian opera in Vienna, with as its chief manifesto the preface (dedication) to Alceste, published in 1769 and translated into French about 1773. It has long been recognized that this reform owed something to the me...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Music
Publication date:
1969
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602357554
URN:
uuid:56c9b67d-cfe4-440e-8aa2-142d0b2792a3
Local pid:
td:602326544
Language:
English
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