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Music and Culture in Eighteenth-century Europe : A Source Book - Enrico Fubini

Music and Culture in Eighteenth-century Europe

A Source Book

Paperback Published: 1st June 1994
ISBN: 9780226267326
Number Of Pages: 440

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This book collects key writings about eighteenth century music . It brings together for the first time in one place, a wide selection of essential documents not only about music theory and practice, but about the historical, philosophical, aesthetic, ideological, and literary debates which held sway during a century when musical thought and criticism gained a privileged position in the culture of Europe.
Enrico Fubini offers a sampling of English, French, German, and Italian writings on topics ranging from Enlightenment rationalism and the theories of harmony to German musical culture and the polemics on J. S. Bach. Organized by topic and historical period these selections go beyond writings dealing exclusively with specific musical works to larger issues of theory and the reception of musical ideas in the culture at large. The selections are from books, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters; the contributors include Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire, Grimm, Alfieri, Rameau, Quantz, Gluck, Tartini, Leopold and W. A. Mozart, and C. P .E. Bach. Many are translated here for the first time.
With general and chapter introductions, restored footnotes, and other valuable annotations, and a biographical appendix, this anthology will interest music scholars, students, and teachers.

Editor's Preface
The First Polemics on Opera in Italy fromOn Tragedy(1715)
from On Perfect Italian Poetry(1706)
fromOn Ancient and Modern Tragedy(1714)
from Theater a la Mode(1720)
The Italians and the French: The Great "Querelle"
from A Comparison between the French and Italian Music and Operas(1702)
from Comparison of French and Italian Music(1704)
from The Spectacle of Nature(1746)
from The Temple of Taste(1733)
from On the Freedom of Music(1759)
from Essay on the Origins of Language(1781)
from Additions to the Letter on the Deaf and Dumb(1751)
from Rameau's Nephew(1760)
from The Little Prophet of Boehmischbroda(1753)
from the article "Poeme lyrique" in theEncyclopedie(1765)
European Rationalism and Theories of Harmony
from Steps to Parnassus(1725)
from Treatise on Harmony(1722)
from Observations on Our Musical Instinct and on Its Principle(1754)
from On the Principles of Musical Harmony Contained in the Diatonic Genus(1767)
from General Principles of the Science of Sound(1748)
The Birth of Historiography and the Reports of Foreign Travelers in Italy
from History of Music and of Its Effects(1715)
from A Dissertation on the Rise, Union, and Power, the Progressions, Separations, and Corruptions, of Poetry and Music(1763)
from A General History of Music(1776)
from A General History of the Science and Practice of Music(1776)
from Letter to M. de Maleteste(1739-40)
from Letters from Italy(1767)
from An Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy(1768)
from General History of Music(1788)
The Reaction of Italian Humanists and Literati to Music
from Essay on Opera(1755)
from Opera(1772)
Complete Formal and Material Treatise on the Theater(1794)
German Musical Culture and the Controversy Regarding Bach
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ISBN: 9780226267326
ISBN-10: 0226267326
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st June 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2

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