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Genre and Character

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing on Italian, French, German, and Viennese precedents, Haydn's early string quartets were among the first to define the genre's components: two violins, viola, and cello, without doubling and ... More


Types of malaria

Robert Sallares

in Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248506
eISBN:
9780191714634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248506.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter starts by considering the early history of the Italian word mal’aria and the four species of human malaria. The symptoms of malaria are examined, with a discussion of how malaria can be ... More


Introduction

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Anna De Lagrange initiated a significant move in opera as she, instead of singing the cavatina composed for the character she played in Mercadante’s Il bravo, performed an aria that was written by a ... More


First the Music, and Then the Words

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Salieri's opera, or, rather, Casti's libretto, which holds the key to the origins of musical formalism in the late 18th century, and to the origins of the ... More


Making Their Way through the World: Italian One-Hit Wonders

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Prima donnas and leading men would definitely go to great lengths in choosing the right insertions for their appearances in opera performances. In spite of the endeavors that Carolina Ungher went ... More


Maria Malibran, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and a Tale of Suicide

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

Evidently, regardless of which theater the production was being performed in, which impresario was in authority, and who was included in the cast of singers, Italian opera allowed the incorporation ... More


An Insertion Aria Speaks

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

The lesson scene of Il barbiere di Siviglia serves as proof that although the practice of aria insertion was becoming extinct in the context of opera productions, some singers, spectators, and ... More


Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Emily Wilbourne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book considers the relationship between commedia dell’arte and early operatic forms, from the court operas of the first years of the seventeenth century, through semi-private productions in ... More


The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano

María M. Portuondo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592268
eISBN:
9780226609096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226609096.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Benito Arias Montano (c. 1525-1598) early modern Spain’s premier Christian Hebraist was an eloquent and influential advocate of natural philosophical reform, yet the works in which he discussed these ... More


Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Hilary Poriss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This study seeks to explore the role and significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into productions of Italian operas. Each chapter ... More


A Discourse of Change

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

One of the scenes of Donizetti’s melodrama comico, Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, which is an opera about an opera, depicts some of the main characters asserting that all of their roles be ... More


Selecting a “Perfect” Entrance: Carolina Ungher and Marino Faliero

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

One of the most crucial factors that separate the iconic diva from all other opera singers is the capability of one to make a striking and extraordinary entrance. Despite how hard most actresses and ... More


Che vuol cantare? The Lesson Scene of Il barbiere di Siviglia

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

In contrast with the other bel canto operas that were able to continuously circulate along the repertory, and unlike the scenes in those operas that used to be often subjected to interpolations and ... More


Polyglot Forms

Seth Kimmel

in Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278285
eISBN:
9780226278315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278315.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Expanding the insights of the religious reformer and linguist Juan de Valdés, the Morisco Ignacio de Las Casas and his fellow Jesuits recognized that lived contact produced linguistic fluency and ... More


Opera Seria ‘fitting the clothes to the figure’

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Mozart's first opera, the Latin drama Apollo et Hyacinthus marked no great advance in the two months following Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebotes, but it confirmed his ability to simulate human ... More


Book Fifty Prolog

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This book is a collection of twenty-nine disaster accounts from 1513 to 1548, ending with a discussion in which Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés offers a defense of his entire History against his ... More


Singing the Recitative

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the recitative as a distinct vocal style. The origins and the development of the recitative as a distinct vocal style offer an intriguing historical view of the art of singing ... More


The Gilda-in-the-Sack School of Singing

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0041
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter comments on the tendency of some singers to produce one constant volume of tone when singing, with no variation of timbre throughout an aria or an evening. “Softness,” a vocal timbre not ... More


How to Really Bomb a Master Class

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0061
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the many different ways that a voice teacher and student could ruin a master class. On the part of the voice student, he or she could come onto the stage carrying a copy of the ... More


The Arrested Procession

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the opening chorus of the St. Matthew Passion. The chorus is based on a da capo aria text, and its shape makes sense only against the background of the generic conventions that ... More


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