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Speculum musicae (SMUS 8)

The Eighteenth-Century Diaspora of Italian Music and Musicians

R. Strohm (ed.)
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XX+356 p., 210 x 260 mm, 2001
ISBN: 978-2-503-51020-0
Languages: English, German, Italian
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In this fascinating book, eight specialised music historians investigate several important aspects of the eighteenth-century Italian musical contribution to European culture.

On an eighteenth-century map of European culture, Italian musicians would be found almost everywhere. Unlike in earlier ages, they now provided an intrinsic part of the international exchange: no longer exotic birds, but not yet the representatives of a single nation, they helped other Europeans to forget traditional frontiers in music. In this fascinating book, eight specialised music historians investigate several important aspects of the Italian contribution, highlighting local musical practices, the aesthetic of genres, and the larger patterns of musical cultivation and patronage.
Table of Contents

R. STROHM; Introduction
R. STROHM; Italian Operisti North of the Alps, c. 1700 - c. 1750
N. DUBOWY; Italienische Instrumentalisten in deutschen Hofkapellen
T. ANTONICEK; Österreich: Ein gelobtes Land der italienischen Musik
S. MCVEIGH; Italian Violinists in Eighteenth-Century London
R. RASCH; The Italian Presence in the Musical Life of the Dutch Republic
M. RITZAREV (RITZAREVA) AND A. PORFIRIEVA; The Italian Diaspora in Eighteenth-Century Russia
E. CERANINI; La canzonetta italiana nella vita musicale londinese di fine Settecento
M. CALELLA; Rivoluzioni e querelles: la musica italiana alla conquista dell'Opéra

Review

"It is a fine achievement containing something of relevance for practically everyone interested in 18th-century music."   (M. Talbot in Early Music, August 2002, p. 468)

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts

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