Some Forerunners of Italian Opera (Classic Reprint)

Some Forerunners of Italian Opera (Classic Reprint)

by William James Henderson
     
 

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The purpose of this volume is to offer to the English reader a short study of the lyric drama in Italy prior to the birth of opera, and to note in its history the growth of the artistic elements and influences which finally led the Florentine reformers to resort to the ancient drama in their search for a simplified

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Excerpt from Some Forerunners of Italian Opera

The purpose of this volume is to offer to the English reader a short study of the lyric drama in Italy prior to the birth of opera, and to note in its history the growth of the artistic elements and influences which finally led the Florentine reformers to resort to the ancient drama in their search for a simplified medium of expression. The author has not deemed it essential to his aims that he should recount the history of all European essays in the field of lyric drama, but only that of those which directly affected the Italians and were hence the most important. For this reason, while some attention is given in the beginning to the French and German liturgical plays, the story soon confines itself to Italy.

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ISBN-13:
9781330330920
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/16/2015
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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