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Music in European Capitals The Galant Style 1720 To 1780

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ISBN-10: 0393050807

ISBN-13: 9780393050806

Edition: 2003

Authors: Daniel Heartz

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This text takes a musical tour around Naples, Venice, Dresden, Berlin, Stuttgart, Mannheim and Paris. It discusses how the galant style held sway in Europe for much of the 18th century, and considers the works and surroundings of composers such as Bach and Vivaldi.
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1062
Size: 7.36" wide x 9.49" long x 2.40" tall
Weight: 4.202
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Proloque: Three Rococo Jdylls
Watteau, Galant Cynosure
A New Art of Visual Enchantment
European Vogue
The Galant Style
Two Sirens: Farinelli and Metastasio
A New Art of Poetic Enchantment
The Peerless Singer
Castrati on Stage
Burney and the Grand Tour
Quantz Recalls the 1720s
Brosses in Italy, 1739-40
Travelers in the 1760s and 1770s
Naples
Conservatories
Vinci
Commedia per musica
Dramma per musica
Didone abbandonata
Artaserse
The Vinci Legend
Pergolesi
La serva padrona
A New Regime
L'Olimpiade
Stabat mater
Teatro San Carlo
Leo
Jommelli
La Passione di Gesu Cristo
Piccinni
La Buona figliuola
Burney at the Opera
Galiani's Letters
Venice
Tributaries, Rivals, Polity
The Ospedali
Vivaldi
Priest, Violinist, and Musical Genius
Operas
Concertos
The Four Seasons
Veracini and Locatelli
Tartini
Sammartini of Milan and the Symphony
The Keyboard
Galuppi
Predecessors, Training, Early Successes
Sacred Music
Opera Seria
Goldonian Opera Buffa
"Brave Galuppi"
Dresden and Berlin
Saxony's Wettin Dynasty
Early Opera
Wedding Festivities
Aftermath
Hasse
Early Years
Artaserse
Cleofide
The Royal Chapel under Heinichen and Zelenka
Hasse's Zenith
Dresden's Nadir
Burney Visits Dresden
Prince Frederick of Prussia
Carl Heinrich Graun
Montezuma
Quantz and the Royal Chamber Music
Other Musicians in Prussian Service
Burney in Berlin
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Keyboard Sonatas
Concertos
Singspiel
Beginnings
Hiller's Die Jagd
The 1770s
Stuttquart and Mannheim
Carl Eugen, Duke of Wurttemberg
Jommelli's Operas
L'Olimpiade
Didone abbandonata
Fetonte
Postlude
Noverre's Ballets
Deller's Orfeo ed Euridice
The Building of Mannheim
Elector Carl Theodore
Stamitz: Life of a Virtuoso Violinist
The Symphony
Stamitz
Richter and Holzbauer
Anton Fils
Cannabich
Toeschi and Franzl
Palatine Court Opera
Traetta's Sofonisba
Majo's Ifigenia in Tauride
Johann Christian Bach
Theater in German: Melodrama
Holzbauer's Gunther von Schwarzburg
Paris
Institutions
Churches
L'Academie Royale de Musique
Other Theaters
The Concert Spirituel
Music Publishing
Rameau
Violinist-Composers
Leclair
Mondonville
Guignon and Guillemain
Others
Gossec and the Symphony
Gavinies and Leduc
Concerto and Concertante
Saint-Georges
The Keyboard
Accompanied and Solo Works
Schobert
Fortepiano versus Harpsichord
Opera-Comique
Vaudeville Comedy
Favart
La Querelle des Bouffons
Rousseau's Le devin du village
Dauvergne's Les troqueurs
Interlude
Duni
Le peintre amoureux de son modele
Subsequent Works
Philidor
Apprenticeship
L'art de la modulation
Sedaine
Blaise le savetier
Le marechal ferrant
Le sorcier and Tom Jones
Ernelinde
Monsigny
On ne s'avise jamais de tout
Le roi et le fermier
Le deserteur
Gretry
Liege, Rome, and Geneva
First Years in Paris
Le Huron and Lucile
Zemire et Azor and After
Richard Coeur-de-lion
Gluck at the Opera
Preparations
The Visit of 1774-75
Iphigenie en Aulide
Orphee and Alceste
An Homage to Lully and Quinault: Armide
A Neapolitan Rival: Piccinni
Roland
Final Triumph: Iphigenie en Tauride
Successors
Three Apostles of the Galant Style
Christian Bach in London
Apprenticeship: Germany and Italy
The King's Theatre
Instrumental Music
Sacchini and Other Rivals
Paisiello in Saint Petersburg
Russia under the Tsarinas
Catherine's Favorite
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Boccherini in Madrid
Virtuoso Cellist
In the Service of Infante Luis
"The True Genius of the Instruments"
Epiloque
Boswell Visits Mannheim in 1764
List of Works Cited
Index