The study of the character and performance of the first Italian secular drama, the Orfeo of Poliziano, unquestionably a lyric work, is the result of some years of labor. The author believes that what he has to offer on this topic will be found to possess historical value. The subsequent development of the lyric drama under the combined inﬂuences of polyphonic secular composition and the growing Italian taste for luxurious spectacle has been narrated at some length, because the author believes that the reformatory movement of the Florentines was the out come of dissatisfaction with musical condi tions brought about as much by indulgence of the appetite for the purely sensuous elements in music as by blind adherence to the restrictive laws of ecclesiastic counter point.
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Some Forerunners of Italian Opera (Classic Reprint) William James Henderson
The William Tell overture is one of the most famous pieces of classical music. The Italian people have always had a love affair with opera, which has been a part of their life for more than 400 yearsto 1589, but it is almost certain that the manner of presentation was traditional Published 1911The Project Gutenberg eBook, Some Forerunners of Italian Opera, ....This month, our topic will be opera
.....in love was a great influence on Berlioz and a forerunner of French grand opera the first monody, a forerunner of the aria and essentially the genesis of opera Opera Seria aimed for simplicity of style, classical themes, poetic ideals and life ..
by Henderson, William James, 1855-1937The operas listed cover all important genres, and include all operas regularly performed today, .. Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) wrote some of the greatest Italian operas of the ... May 5, 2014 ..Some forerunners of Italian operaTopics Opera -- Italy History and criticism. Italian opera exploded into being in the final decade of the 16th century and is .. 2ffeafca65