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Rossini and Post-Napoleonic Europe

by Warren Roberts | 20 October 2015
Category: Classical Music
Synopsis
This book examines Rossini within the context of his own time, one of Napoleonic domination of Italy, restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in Naples in 1815, and the 1830 Revolution in Paris. Using the techniques of the historian, and reading librettos as texts, the author analyzes the five operas treated in detail in the book (Il barbiere di Siviglia , Cenerentola , La gazza ladra , Matilde di Shabran , and Il viaggio a Reims ) as responses, each in its own way, to the history that the composer experienced. Roberts shows that Rossini made probing commentaries on politics and religion in a time of reaction and revolution, and that the composer was well-informed on post-Napoleonic politics. Rossini's comic writing served very serious purposes, exposing the problems and complications of an age that he observed with striking clarity. Warren Roberts is Professor Emeritus of History at the University at Albany, SUNY, and has published extensively on eighteenth-century French culture.
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Synopsis
This book examines Rossini within the context of his own time, one of Napoleonic domination of Italy, restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in Naples in 1815, and the 1830 Revolution in Paris. Using the techniques of the historian, and reading librettos as texts, the author analyzes the five operas treated in detail in the book (Il barbiere di Siviglia , Cenerentola , La gazza ladra , Matilde di Shabran , and Il viaggio a Reims ) as responses, each in its own way, to the history that the composer experienced. Roberts shows that Rossini made probing commentaries on politics and religion in a time of reaction and revolution, and that the composer was well-informed on post-Napoleonic politics. Rossini's comic writing served very serious purposes, exposing the problems and complications of an age that he observed with striking clarity. Warren Roberts is Professor Emeritus of History at the University at Albany, SUNY, and has published extensively on eighteenth-century French culture.
€91.00
273 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9781580465304
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Published - 20/10/2015
Categories - All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Entertainment Books, Classical Music
No. of Pages - 254
Weight - 552
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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