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Operas of Rameau : Genesis, Staging, Reception - by Graham Sadler & Shirley Thompson (Hardcover)

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In recent years, interest in Rameau’s operas has grown enormously. These works are no longer regarded as peripheral by performers and audiences but are increasingly staged in the world’s major opera houses and festivals, while the production of first-rate recordings on CD and DVD continues to flourish. Such welcome developments have gone hand in hand with an upsurge in research on Rameau and his period. The present volume, devoted solely to the composer’s operas, reflects this scholarly activity. It brings together a substantial group of essays by an international team of scholars on all aspects of Rameau’s operas. The individual essays are informed by a variety of disciplines or sub-disciplines - literature, economics, archival studies, musical analysis, gender studies, ballet and choreography, dramaturgy and staging. The contents are addressed to a wide readership, including not only scholars but also practical musicians, stage directors, dancers and choreographers.
Number of Pages: 364
Genre: Music
Series Title: Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Graham Sadler & Shirley Thompson
Language: English
Street Date: January 4, 2020
TCIN: 53526142
UPC: 9781472479266
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-3156
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