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Ancients and Moderns

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/9780520249349.003.0005
Ancients and Moderns

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After considering their contrasting dramatic structures, this chapter plays the three works against each other, and through comparative analysis attempts to recover a sense of the missing music of Nozze. It tries to say something about what a Le nozze d'Enea score might have looked like, extrapolating from other information—librettos, scenario, and also from the sources of the other two operas, Ritorno and Incoronazione. The chapter also examines the genre and the modern taste.

Keywords: Nozze; musical score; Incoronazione; Ritorno

Chapter.  28322 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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