Letters upon the poetry and music of the Italian opera addressed to a friend by John Brown

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Statementby ... John Brown, painter.
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Paginationxx, 141p. ;
Number of Pages141
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Open LibraryOL18236272M

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Paget]: Studies of the Eighteenth Century in Italy (Londres,2/) Burt, N.: Opera in Arcadia, MQ, xli (), –70 Dean, W.: Handel and the Opera Seria (Berkeley). Romanticism, attitude or intellectual orientation that characterized many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilization over a period from the late 18th to the midth century.

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St Petersburg in Russia became a major centre for Italian opera and theatrical ballet outside Italy. Italian opera took hold in Lisbon in the early eighteenth century, and also flourished in Madrid. The Italian text is printed in the form of the librettists' original poetry.

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Byron included this description of the country (then a geographical area rather than a unified sovereign state) in the Canto 4 of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. Because music dominates an opera and is so encompassing and slow, a libretto can’t afford too much obscurity or nuance, psychology or history.

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