Rossini in Restoration Paris: The Sound of Modern Life
Cambridge University Press, 13 դեկ, 2007 թ. - 349 էջ
Best remembered for such light-hearted works as Il barbiere di Siviglia, Gioachino Rossini produced a sequence of large-scale serious French operas after his move to Paris in 1824 which overwhelmed audiences with their musical power, and responded to the French Restoration. Rather than presenting a traditional account of Rossini's life and works, Benjamin Walton traces instead the shifting patterns of Rossinian criticism from before the composer's arrival in Paris to the end of the 1820s, outlining a type of musical history that uses immersion in a narrow time period as a way to reconceive the relationships between opera and the wider currents of life outside the opera house. In place of the comic Rossini of later memory, this book argues for a composer whose music resonated with the experience of contemporary life, and was integrally bound up in the struggle to define French romanticism at the time.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Այլ խմբագրություններ - View all
Acad´emie aesthetic appeared April audience August Beethoven Berlioz Berton Cambridge University Press Castil-Blaze celebration chapter Charles Charles X chorus composer composer’s Conservatoire concerts contemporary coronation Correspondance g´en´erale Corsaire Courrier des th´eˆatres critics culture d’Ortigue Dilettante dramatic Drapeau blanc Example F´etis F´etis’s final franc¸ais France France chr´etienne French music French Restoration Gioachino Rossini Giuditta Pasta Globe Gre`ce Greece Greek GRLD Guillaume Tell Hector Berlioz Hugo’s Italian Journal June king king’s l’art l’Op´era La Rochefoucauld later Le Corsaire Le Globe letter liberal libert´e litt´eraire livret Ludovic Vitet March melody Missolonghi Mo¨ıse modern Mose Mozart Napoleon Nineteenth-Century Od´eon offered opera Pandore Paris Parisian performed Pharamond philhellenism plot political premiere Princeton Restoration revolution revolutionary Revue musicale Rheims Rochefoucauld romantic romanticism Rossini’s music Rossinian Sie`ge de Corinthe Soci´et´e stage Stendhal suggested Swiss Symphony Tancredi Th´eˆatre Italien theatre theatrical tion trans vaudeville viaggio Vie de Rossini Vitet vols work’s
Էջ 1 - It stems from an acute sense of the present as a constitutive element of all esthetic experience: Le plaisir que nous retirons de la representation du present tient non seulement a la beaute dont il peut etre revetu, mais aussi a sa qualite essentielle de present." The paradox of the problem is potentially contained in the formula "representation du present" which combines a repetitive with an instantaneous pattern without apparent awareness of the incompatibility.