Music in Spain during the Eighteenth Century

Overview

This volume of essays on Spanish music in the eighteenth century covers stage genres, orchestral and instrumental music and vocal music (both sacred and secular). Traditional musicology has tended to see the Spanish eighteenth century as a period of decline, but this volume shows it to be rich in interest and achievement, and offers a new perspective on the relationship between Spanish music of the period and that of other countries, Italy and Austria in particular.

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Overview

This volume of essays on Spanish music in the eighteenth century covers stage genres, orchestral and instrumental music and vocal music (both sacred and secular). Traditional musicology has tended to see the Spanish eighteenth century as a period of decline, but this volume shows it to be rich in interest and achievement, and offers a new perspective on the relationship between Spanish music of the period and that of other countries, Italy and Austria in particular.

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"...Cambridge University Press has produced a handsome, easy-to-read volume. with crisp music examples. This is a book that will be read and consulted for years to come, a winning addition to the growing literature on Spanish music." Paul R. Laird, Notes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521481397
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/26/1998
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction Juan José Carreras; Part I. Music in the Theatre: 2. From Literes to Nebra: Spanish dramatic music between tradition and modernity Juan José Carreras; 3. Opera and ballet in public theatres of the Iberian peninsula Xoán M. Carreira; 4. Financial management at the Teatro de los Caños del Peral, 1786-99 Michael F. Robinson; Part II. Vocal Music, Sacred and Secular: 5. Liturgical music with orchestra, 1750-1800 José V. González Valle; 6. Italianate sections in the villancicos of the royal chapel, 1700-40 Álvaro Torrente; 7. An unknown repertory: the cantatas of Jayme de la Tê y Sagau (Lisbon, 1715-26) Gerhard Doderer; 8. Spanish cantatas in the Mackworth collection at Cardiff Juan José Carreras; Part III. Symphonic Music: 9. Austrian symphonies in the Royal Palace, Madrid David Wyn Jones; 10. Iberian symphonism, 1779-1809: some observations Teresa Cascudo; 11. The symphony in Catalonia, c. 1760-1808 Josep M. Vilar i Torrens; Part IV. Instrumental Music: 12. Musical instruments: tradition and innovation Cristina Bordas; 13. 'El diablo vestido de fraile': some unpublished correspondence of Padre Soler George Truett Hollis; 14. The Villahermosa manuscript: an important source of late eighteenth-century Spanish keyboard music Benjamin Lipkowitz; 15. Some unpublished works of José Elías Agueda Pedrero-Encabo; 16. The rise of the modern guitar in Spain Javier Suárez-Pajares; Part V. Spanish Music in the New World: 17. Cathedral music in Spanish America Alfred E. Lemmon; 18. Eighteenth-century Spanish music in Mexico Jaime González-Quiñones; Index.

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