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Opera in the development of German critical thought / Gloria Flaherty.

Princeton : Princeton University Press, [1978] .
ISBN 9780691063706, 0691063702

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Subjects Allemagne -- Vie intellectuelle.
Germany -- Intellectual life.
Intellectual life.
Opera -- Germany -- 18th century.
Opéra -- 18e siècle.
Opéra -- Allemagne.
Description xi, 382 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-363) and index.
Contents Ancient or Modern. Quintessential theater ; Opera diabolica ; Epic versus dramatic -- Rule by precedent or by code. Saint Evremond and French neoclassicism ; Hamburg's tradition at the turn of the eighteenth century ; Feind's preference for English dramatic style -- Continuity and concession. Gottsched's attacks ; The dissidents ; Rationalistic reformers -- Tradition, transformation, and transition. Operatic imitation of nature ; Painted statues and lifelike wax figures ; Batteux's new code -- Interaction in Berlin at mid-century. Theatrical diversity ; Support for German opera ; The sphere of influence ; Dubos versus Batteus : Nicolai, Ramler, and Mendelssohn -- Lessings's consolidation. French, Italian, and English ; Laokoon and the essence of ancient theater ; Music in the Hamburg theater -- Assertion of cultural identity. Justus Möser on the achievements of the Germanic spirit ; Hermann and the bardic mode ; European contexts : the "romantic" operatic world -- Culmination and continuation : Wieland. Alceste ; Ideas on regenerating German opera ; Euripides, opera and the Abderites.
Geographic Area Germany
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3915436
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WorldCat Identities Flaherty, Gloria, 1938-1992.
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