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The politics of opera, A History from Monteverdi to Mozart, Mitchell Cohen

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The politics of opera, A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
Title
The politics of opera
Title number
A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell Cohen
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Language
eng
Summary
A wide-ranging look at the interplay of opera and political ideas through the centuries The Politics of Opera takes readers on a fascinating journey into the entwined development of opera and politics, from the Renaissance through the turn of the nineteenth century. What political backdrops have shaped opera? How has opera conveyed the political ideas of its times? Delving into European history and thought and an array of music by such greats as Lully, Rameau, and Mozart, Mitchell Cohen reveals how politics-through story lines, symbols, harmonies, and musical motifs-has played an operatic role both robust and sotto voce. Cohen begins with opera's emergence under Medici absolutism in Florence during the late Renaissance-where debates by humanists, including Galileo's father, led to the first operas in the late sixteenth century. Taking readers to Mantua and Venice, where composer Claudio Monteverdi flourished, Cohen examines how early operatic works like Orfeo used mythology to reflect on governance and policy issues of the day, such as state jurisdictions and immigration. Cohen explores France in the ages of Louis XIV and the Enlightenment and Vienna before and during the French Revolution, where the deceptive lightness of Mozart's masterpieces touched on the havoc of misrule and hidden abuses of power. Cohen also looks at smaller works, including a one-act opera written and composed by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Essential characters, ancient and modern, make appearances throughout: Nero, Seneca, Machiavelli, Mazarin, Fenelon, Metastasio, Beaumarchais, Da Ponte, and many more. An engrossing book that will interest all who love opera and are intrigued by politics, The Politics of Opera offers a compelling investigation into the intersections of music and the state
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Cohen, Mitchell
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • History & Theory
  • Opera
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adult
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The politics of opera, A History from Monteverdi to Mozart, Mitchell Cohen
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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MWT13283919
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400884735
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT13283919
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remote
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13283919
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The politics of opera, A History from Monteverdi to Mozart, Mitchell Cohen
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13283919
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400884735
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13283919
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13283919
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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