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The Resource The secular commedia : comic mimesis in late eighteenth-century music, Wye Jamison Allanbrook ; edited by Mary Ann Smart and Richard Taruskin

The secular commedia : comic mimesis in late eighteenth-century music, Wye Jamison Allanbrook ; edited by Mary Ann Smart and Richard Taruskin

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The secular commedia : comic mimesis in late eighteenth-century music
Title
The secular commedia
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comic mimesis in late eighteenth-century music
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Wye Jamison Allanbrook ; edited by Mary Ann Smart and Richard Taruskin
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eng
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Wye Jamison Allanbrook’s The Secular Commedia is a stimulating and original rethinking of the music of the late eighteenth century. Hearing the symphonies and concertos of Haydn and Mozart with an ear tuned to operatic style, as their earliest listeners did, Allanbrook shows that this familiar music is built on a set of mimetic associations drawn from conventional modes of depicting character and emotion in opera buffa. Allanbrook mines a rich trove of writings by eighteenth-century philosophers and music theorists to show that vocal music was considered aesthetically superior to instrumental music and that listeners easily perceived the theatrical tropes that underpinned the style. Tracing Enlightenment notions of character and expression back to Greek and Latin writings about comedy and drama, she strips away preoccupations with symphonic form and teleology to reveal anew the kaleidoscopic variety and gestural vitality of the musical surface. In prose as graceful and nimble as the music she discusses, Allanbrook elucidates the idiom of this period for contemporary readers. With notes, musical examples, and a foreword by editors Mary Ann Smart and Richard Taruskin
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EBLCP
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index present
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English
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Ernest Bloch lecture series
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15
The secular commedia : comic mimesis in late eighteenth-century music, Wye Jamison Allanbrook ; edited by Mary Ann Smart and Richard Taruskin
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The secular commedia : comic mimesis in late eighteenth-century music, Wye Jamison Allanbrook ; edited by Mary Ann Smart and Richard Taruskin
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt6wqc6c
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Cover; THE SECULAR COMMEDIA; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Music Examples; Foreword; 1. Comic Flux and Comic Precision; 2. Comic Voice in the Late Mimetic Period; 3. The Comic Surface; 4. Comic Finitude and Comic Closure; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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9781306859707
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