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Théâtre Musical

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195099362
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199864737 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0015
Théâtre Musical

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This chapter discusses the history of the Avignon Festival and its emphasis on a director-driven music theater. Further topics in the evolution of music theater in France include the work of Xenakis, musique concrete, the music theater of Georges Aperghis, the work of Pascal Dusapin and Bernard Cavanna, and the importance of centers outside of Paris including Lyon, Quimper, and Québec.

Keywords: théâtre musical; Avignon Festival; Xenakis; musique concr è te; Georges Aperghis; Pascal Dusapin; Bernard Cavanna; Lyon; Quimper

Chapter.  5095 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Opera

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