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“The Essence of Nine Trombones”: Luigi Lablache and Models of Masculinity in 1830s London

Sarah Hibberd

in London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Luigi Lablache was the most charismatic and versatile bass of the mid-nineteenth century. For London critics, his imposing physique was inseparable from the combustive power and volume of his voice ... More


Belief

Emanuele Senici

in Music in the Present Tense: Rossini's Italian Operas in Their Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663548
eISBN:
9780226663685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663685.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter returns to history, asking what happened after 1830, when Rossini’s popularity diminished rather sharply. Contemporary critical discourse is read in light of the continuing popularity of ... More


Bellini's Unseen Voices

Mary Ann Smart

in Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

In Daniel Auber's 1828 opera, La Muette de Portici, the pantomimes of the heroine Fenella relied on a comfortable certainty that gesture could say the same things that language could. In contrast, ... More


Nabucodonosor

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Nabucodonosor, first performed in March 1842 at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. It presents a summary of the libretto by Solera and examines in order the pieces that make up ... More


The Decline and Disappearance of the Singing Turk: Ottoman Reform, the Eastern Question, and the European Operatic Repertory

Larry Wolff

in The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795777
eISBN:
9780804799652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers European opera after Rossini and the waning presence of Turkish figures and themes in nineteenth-century opera. Ottoman reform under Mahmud II and Abdülmecid I (including the ... More


Higher and Lower: Transposing Bellini and Donizetti

in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera

Only rarely can composer-generated transposition be found in Rossini's operas, but the problem of transposition has broader importance when the operas of Verdi are considered, and it becomes ... More


Instruments Old and New

in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Opera

When Fabio Biondi and his period-instrument group, Europa galante, began their performance of Bellini's Norma at the Verdi Festival in Parma on March 7, 2001, disapproval from the loggione was ... More


The Bembo Collection, and Evocations of Noniano

Gareth D. Williams

in Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190272296
eISBN:
9780190272319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 7 focuses on Pietro Bembo’s renown as a collector of antiquities, books, manuscripts, contemporary art, and scientific instrumentation. De Aetna’s relevance to this topic lies partly in its ... More


Music Review

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This review satirizes the production of reviews, or feuilletons. Berlioz practices here what he later dubs the feuilleton de silence, a mode of spinning his literary wheels while ignoring the ... More


Antoine Reicha

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0040
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Berlioz pays tribute here not only to his former Conservatoire teacher of counterpoint, the famously rigorous Reicha, but also to other recently departed musicians, including Boieldieu, Bellini, and ... More


Art, Politics, and Patronage: Illuminating the Renaissance Book

Oren Margolis

in The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europe: René of Anjou in Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198769323
eISBN:
9780191822384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769323.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter shows how a series of illuminated books transmitted from Jacopo Antonio Marcello to René of Anjou bound René to Marcello and both to the artistic avant garde around Mantegna and the ... More


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