Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 18241828 (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Dec 4, 2002 - Music - 348 pages
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Parisian theatrical, artistic, social, and political life comes alive in Mark Everist's impressive institutional history of the Paris Odeon, an opera house that flourished during the Bourbon Restoration. Everist traces the complete arc of the Odeon's short but highly successful life from ascent to triumph, decline, and closure. He outlines the role it played in expanding operatic repertoire and in changing the face of musical life in Paris. Everist reconstructs the political power structures that controlled the world of Parisian music drama, the internal administration of the theater, and its relationship with composers and librettists, and with the city of Paris itself. His rich depiction of French cultural life and the artistic contexts that allowed the Odeon to flourish highlights the benefit of close and innovative examination of society's institutions."
  

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Contents

THE REPERTORY
141
CONCLUSION
283
APPENDIX 1
289
APPENDIX 2
299

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About the author (2002)

Mark Everist is Professor of Music at the University of Southampton. He is the author of French Motets in the Thirteenth Century: Music, Poetry, and Genre (1994) and Polyphonic Music in Thirteenth-Century France (1989), as well as editor of three of the volumes in the series Le Magnus liber organi de Notre-Dame de Paris.

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