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The Philosopher and the Parasite

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/9780520249349.003.0008
The Philosopher and the Parasite

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This chapter uses an analysis of the text and music of two central figures, Seneca and Iro, to construct a debate that epitomizes the contrast between Monteverdi's operas and to elucidate their meaning. It elaborates on the conclusions to include Nozze and ends with a consideration of the meaning of the Venetian trilogy as a whole.

Keywords: Seneca; Iro; Monteverdi; Venetian trilogy; Nozze

Chapter.  22026 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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