Building the Operatic Museum by William Gibbons

Building the Operatic Museum Hardcover Jun 30 2013

By William Gibbons
Hardcover
$96.27 USD

Focusing on the operas of Mozart, Gluck, and Rameau, Building the Operatic Museum examines the role that eighteenth-century works played in the opera houses of Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. These works, mostly neglected during the nineteenth century, became the main exhibits in what William Gibbons calls the Operatic Museum -- a physical and conceptual space in which great masterworks from the past and present could, like works of visual art in the Louvre, entertain audiences while educating them in their own history and national identity. Drawing on the fields of musicology, museum studies, art history, and literature, Gibbons explores how this "museum" transformed Parisian musical theater into a place of cultural memory, dedicated to the display of French musicalParisian musical theater into a place of cultural memory, dedicated to the display of French musical greatne

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
University of Rochester Press
Publication date
Jun 30 2013
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781580464000
ISBN-10
1580464009
Weight
606g
Dimensions
152.0mm by 229.0mm

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