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Essays On Handel And Italian Opera Reinhard Strohm

Essays On Handel And Italian Opera

Reinhard Strohm

Published July 26th 1985
ISBN : 9780521264280
Hardcover
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In this valuable collection of essays, published to coincide with the tercentenary of Handels birth, Reinhard Strohm examines the relationship between Handels great operas and the earlier European Baroque tradition, focusing on the Italian school,MoreIn this valuable collection of essays, published to coincide with the tercentenary of Handels birth, Reinhard Strohm examines the relationship between Handels great operas and the earlier European Baroque tradition, focusing on the Italian school, to which they are so crucially indebted. Handels immediate heritage included the figures of Scarlatti, Gasparini and Vivaldi- this book establishes that context, concentrating on contemporary operatic practice, and proceeds to analyse three of Handels best-known works. It shows how they elaborate and develop the style and method of the Italian operatic theatre, embracing previous traditions and synthesizing them with a new and exciting accentuation.