Find your perfect holiday reading
Building the Operatic Museum: Eighteenth-Century Opera in Fin-de-Siecle Paris - Eastman Studies in Music (Paperback)
  • Building the Operatic Museum: Eighteenth-Century Opera in Fin-de-Siecle Paris - Eastman Studies in Music (Paperback)
zoom

Building the Operatic Museum: Eighteenth-Century Opera in Fin-de-Siecle Paris - Eastman Studies in Music (Paperback)

(author)
£19.99
Paperback 316 Pages / Published: 23/01/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Focusing on the operas of Mozart, Gluck, and Rameau, Building the Operatic Museum examines the role that eighteenth-century works played in the opera houses of Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. These works, mostly neglected during the nineteenth century, became the main exhibits in what William Gibbons calls the Operatic Museum -- a physical and conceptual space in which great masterworks from the past and present could, like works of visual art in the Louvre, entertain audiences while educating them in their own history and national identity. Drawing on the fields of musicology, museum studies, art history, and literature, Gibbons explores how this "museum" transformed Parisian musical theater into a place of cultural memory, dedicated to the display of French musical greatness. William Gibbons is Associate Professor of Musicology at Texas Christian University.

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781580465878
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 424 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
What makes the book particularly worthwhile is its careful contextualization of the major fin-de siecle revivals of eighteenth-century operas including abundant selections from critical discourse. . . . One of the merits of Gibbons' book is the way it enables us to see how these dilemmas [of historical fidelity vs. practical viability, and of Germanic traditions vs. French national pride] were understood, and hotly debated, throughout the period in question, paving the way for a conception of the repertoire that is still very much with us. The book's most engrossing section is probably the one devoted to Mozart, for the [Austrian] composer's place within the French operatic pantheon would always entail the most complex negotiations. NINETEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC REVIEW Gibbons's well-written study of the productions of eighteenth-century operas in late nineteenth-century Paris considers broad issues of edition-making, nationalist interpretation, allegorical readings, and value judgment. An important addition to critical reflections on canon building. --Steven Huebner, McGill University

You may also be interested in...

Just Kids
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Lady Sings the Blues
Added to basket
A Better Me
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Bohemian Rhapsody
Added to basket
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
I Talk Too Much
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Lark Ascending
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Wichita Lineman
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
1971 - Never a Dull Moment
Added to basket
Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)
Added to basket
Chopin's Piano
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
In My Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Scar Tissue
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Handel in London
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Thunder Girls
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.