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French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Steven Huebner

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores the history of late-19th century French opera through thirteen of the most important and frequently performed works of that repertory. The main aesthetic and historical problem ... More


Introduction: The Business and Politics of Opera in Fin‐de‐Siècle Paris

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the business and politics of French opera in the late 20th century. It describes government subsidies received by the two main Parisian houses: ... More


Manon

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the collaboration between Massenet and Carvalho of the Opéra-Comique. According to Édouard NoËl, then an administrative assistant at that theatre, it was Carvalho who first ... More


Last Years, Death, and Aftermath

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this chapter Viotti's increasing preoccupation with his financial situation and his deep affection for Margaret Chinnery come to the fore. His strenuous attempts to obtain a pension are described, ... More


Paris, 1789–92: Entrepreneur

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Viotti's three-and-a-half years as the codirector of the Théâtre de Monsieur, later the Théâtre de la rue Feydeau, which was acclaimed for its productions of Italian opera ... More


Paris and the Opéra, 1819–21

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Viotti in his role as director of the Paris Opéra and the Théâtre Italien in the period 1819–21. Several letters are cited showing how he dealt with disciplinary, financial, ... 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/9780199391950.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

A survey of musical events in Paris and even London, where Berlioz casts an envious eye at a great Handel festival ordered by the king, noting that a music festival—the word and happening still novel ... More


Domesticating Difference? Carmen and the “French” Canon in the 1920s

Samuel Llano

in Whose Spain?: Negotiating Spanish Music in Paris, 1908-1929

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858460
eISBN:
9780199979905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858460.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter analyses the conceptions of Spain and “Spanish music” that underpinned perceptions of Carmen in the 1920s. While Carmen was already well established in the repertoire, the celebration of ... More


Musical Polemic: On “Dilettanti”

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/9780199391950.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In this early letter to the editor, Berlioz pretends ignorance about “dilettantes,” and simulates a conversation with an expert who fills him in. Dilettantes, we learn, patronize the Théâtre-Italien ... More


Introduction

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the book, in which music drama in nineteenth-century France is discussed. Definitions of what constituted opera in the early nineteenth century were much more inclusive than ... More


Music Review: Opéra: William Tell; Opéra-Comique: Zémire et Azor (Reprise); Concerts

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/9780199391950.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

One month before beginning his tenure at the prominent Journal des débats, where he will have to be more cautious about speaking his mind, Berlioz decries the slacking off in repertoire and ... More


Opéra-Comique—Concerts: Virtuosos and Composers

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/9780199391950.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

What begins as a diagnosis of persistent woes at the Opéra-Comique, which cannot make up its mind whether to aim for progress or dwell in routine, turns into a quasi-novelistic comparison of two ... More


‘A building, not a monument’: the construction of the Bastille Opéra

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As president of France, one of François Mitterrand's grands projets, or grands travaux was the Bastille Opéra. Politics, more than musical or aesthetic considerations, marked the Opéra's history, ... More


Dance in Lully’s Alceste

Jennifer Thorp

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the importance of dance in tragédie-en-musique, a genre of opera which dominated the stage of the Académie Royale de Musique (commonly known as the Paris Opéra) in the ... More


Phantoms of the Opera

Mark Everist

in Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195389173
eISBN:
9780199979202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Gaston Leroux's Le fantôme de l’Opéra (1912) dramatizes the newly-built Palais Garnier as the backdrop to one of the best-known operatic stories of all time. While the diegetic musical emphases in ... More


Poulenc's Wartime Secrets

Leslie A. Sprout

in The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During the war, Poulenc navigated among the diverging visions for French music promoted by German occupiers, Vichy officials, and Resistance agitators. The premiere of Poulenc's Les animaux modèles, ... More


Rossini’s Siege of Paris: Ottoman Subjects in the French Restoration

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/9780804795777.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the flourishing of operas on Turkish themes in Restoration France, including Rossini’s Turkish operas in Paris—especially as Rossini became director of the Théâtre-Italien in ... More


The Age of Grand Opéra

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera during the age of Grand Opéra. It explains that the period from 1825 to 1870 era was a golden age for opera in general and French opera in ... More


Agnès Varda: A Woman Within History

Delphine Bénézet

in The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a sample of selected films of Agnès Varda and argues that her cinematographic practice has always engaged with the corporeal, and that as a consequence it constitutes a decisive ... More


‘A real earthquake’: the impactof the Opéra on the quartier

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Bastille Opéra dramatically transformed the quartier, an impact likened by Philippe Denis, president of the association SOS-Paris, in July 1998 to an earthquake. The changes, made more profound ... More


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