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Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at one of the impresario's chief responsibilities, the recruiting and hiring of suitable singers. Impresarios drew on complex networks built up with some of the leading families ... More


Myself when Young: Becoming a Musician in Renaissance Italy—or Not: 2011 Italian Lecture

Bonnie J. Blackburn

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In his Lives, Giorgio Vasari mentions many artists who were talented at music when they were young, prominently Giorgione and Sebastiano del Piombo. Benvenuto Cellini resisted his father's pressure ... More


You Can Never Be Right for All Time

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

George Frideric Handel was the first composer in history whose works never fell out of the concert repertory. But despite the reverence for him, only a little of his music was actually performed in ... More


Soprano as Fetish: Professional Singers in Early Modern Italy

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“Soprano as Fetish” traces the contexts within which a craze for female singers emerged in the late sixteenth century and eventually influenced nearly every aspect of music making. Starting with the ... More


Gender ambivalence and the expression of passions in the performances of early Roman cantatas by castrati and female singers

Christine Jeanneret

in The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary perspectives on musical arousal, expression, and social control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654888
eISBN:
9780191762871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654888.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Solo singing is associated with the expression of passions. During the first half of the 17th century, Rome saw an unparalleled production of cantatas, performed for exclusive audiences. This article ... More


Italy's Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour

Paula Findlen, Wendy Wassyng Roworth, and Catherine M. Sama (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759045
eISBN:
9780804787543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759045.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the age of the Grand Tour, foreigners flocked to Italy to gawk at its ruins and paintings, enjoy its salons and cafés, attend the opera, and revel in their own discovery of its past, but they also ... More


Osmin in Vienna: Mozart’s ‘Abduction’ and the Centennial of the Ottoman Siege

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/9780804795777.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the creation of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio in 1781 and 1782 in the context of the approaching centennial of the Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1783. Mozart turned from a ... More


Strange Births and Surprising Kin: The Castrato's Tale

Martha Feldman

in Italy's Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759045
eISBN:
9780804787543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759045.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the castrati: castrated men with powerful high voices who sang in courts and chapels, and on public and commercial stages in Italy. According to Pietro Stella, castration from ... More


Sex Without Sex: An Erotic Image of the Castrato Singer

Roger Freitas

in Italy's Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759045
eISBN:
9780804787543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759045.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

By the beginning of the eighteenth century, the castrato had become the overwhelming favorite to portray young, amorous men in the operatic stage. This chapter focuses on the observed effeminate ... More


Introduction: Making the Mismatch

Jennifer Fleeger

in Mismatched Women: The Siren's Song Through the Machine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936892
eISBN:
9780199389971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936892.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The Introduction presents the concept of the mismatched woman through a discussion of the history of sound technology and its relationship to male and female bodies, mythical figures like sirens, and ... More


Literary Divas: Trilby, Christine, and the Phantom of Phonography

Jennifer Fleeger

in Mismatched Women: The Siren's Song Through the Machine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936892
eISBN:
9780199389971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936892.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The musical heroines of George du Maurier’s 1894 Trilby and Gaston Leroux’s 1911 Phantom of the Opera do not make sound recordings, yet the promise of phonography’s cultural value haunts both novels. ... More


Opera Cut Short

Jennifer Fleeger

in Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199366484
eISBN:
9780199366514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366484.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter Two explores the visual and musical changes in the opera short as it evolved throughout the conversion era primarily by looking at the prolific output of Warner Bros. and its intensified ... More


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