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Discoveries and Reception

Ellen Rosand

in Monteverdi's Last Operas

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249349
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933279 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249349.003.0002
Discoveries and Reception

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This chapter is about the reception of Ritorno and Incoronazione, laying out some of the issues that have kept and continue to keep these remarkable works alive as scholarly and musical objects. These are the best-known operas of the seventeenth century—the most thoroughly studied and most often performed. In fact, their discovery just over a century ago may have stimulated more sustained interest from both scholars and performers than any other individual works in the history of music.

Keywords: Ritorno; Incoronazione; musical objects; musical history; operas

Chapter.  11633 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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