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Fluid texts, moving arias, shifting sands;

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the London opera libretto in the 18th-century
Abstract:

Of course, many scholars working on opera and music theatre well understand the nature and origins of an opera libretto - or do they? The seductive lure of the printed page is strong, particularly when there is a score to ‘match’, or when there is no thematic catalogue to provide even a basic chart to navigate around the treacherous waters of the output of even some major 18th-century composers. A libretto is, after all, not ‘music’ - ‘that’s all very well, but why aren’t you talking about...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - Music Faculty
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URN:
uuid:737a3561-c20a-4b8d-9a74-43ad62301eb6
Local pid:
ora:5991

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