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By Ellen Lockhart

This path-breaking learn of degree works in Italian musical performances reconsiders a vital interval of tune heritage. via an interdisciplinary exam of the statue lively through tune, Ellen Lockhart deftly indicates how Enlightenment ideas influenced Italian theater and track, and vice versa. As Lockhart reveals, the lively statue grew to become a primary determine inside aesthetic idea and musical perform through the years spanning 1770–1830. Taking as its aspect of departure a repertoire of Italian ballets, melodramas, and operas from this period, Animation, Plasticity, and tune in Italy traces its center rules among technological know-how, philosophy, theories of language, itinerant functionality traditions, the epistemology of sensing, and song criticism.

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