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The Resource The singing Turk : Ottoman power and operatic emotions on the European stage from the siege of Vienna to the age of Napoleon, Larry Wolff

The singing Turk : Ottoman power and operatic emotions on the European stage from the siege of Vienna to the age of Napoleon, Larry Wolff

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The singing Turk : Ottoman power and operatic emotions on the European stage from the siege of Vienna to the age of Napoleon
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The singing Turk
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Ottoman power and operatic emotions on the European stage from the siege of Vienna to the age of Napoleon
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Larry Wolff
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eng
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While European powers were at war with the Ottoman Empire for much of the eighteenth century, European opera houses were staging operas featuring singing sultans and pashas surrounded by their musical courts and harems. Mozart wrote The Abduction from the Seraglio. Rossini created a series of works, including The Italian Girl in Algiers. And these are only the best known of a vast repertory. This book explores how these representations of the Muslim Ottoman Empire, the great nemesis of Christian Europe, became so popular in the opera house and what they illustrate about European-Ottoman international relations. After Christian armies defeated the Ottomans at Vienna in 1683, the Turks no longer seemed as threatening. Europeans increasingly understood that Turkish issues were also European issues, and the political absolutism of the sultan in Istanbul was relevant for thinking about politics in Europe, from the reign of Louis XIV to the age of Napoleon. While Christian European composers and publics recognized that Muslim Turks were, to some degree, different from themselves, this difference was sometimes seen as a matter of exotic costume and setting. The singing Turks of the stage expressed strong political perspectives and human emotions that European audiences could recognize as their own
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Wolff, Larry
Dewey number
782.1094
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non fiction
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  • Opera
  • Turks in opera
  • Exoticism in opera
  • Characters and characteristics in opera
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adult
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The singing Turk : Ottoman power and operatic emotions on the European stage from the siege of Vienna to the age of Napoleon, Larry Wolff
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MWT11966127
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1 online resource.
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9780804799652
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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MWT11966127
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remote
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11966127
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The singing Turk : Ottoman power and operatic emotions on the European stage from the siege of Vienna to the age of Napoleon, Larry Wolff
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
MWT11966127
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804799652
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11966127
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11966127
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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