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Musical Sources and Archives

Rogério Budasz

in Opera in the Tropics

Published in print May 2019 | ISBN: 9780190215828
Published online June 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780190215859 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190215828.003.0004

Series: Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music

Musical Sources and Archives

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This chapter examines the nature and uses of music in early Luso-Brazilian theater from the eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. The first part considers the processes and choices that determined the formation of a theatrical music repertory during the late colonial period. The second part describes the extant musical sources of theatrical music once performed in Portuguese America and now at libraries and archives in Portugal (Paço Ducal de Vila Viçosa, Biblioteca do Palácio da Ajuda) and Brazil (Acervo Curt Lange, Biblioteca da UFRJ, Museu da Música de Mariana), as well as those that have disappeared but can be identified through nonmusical sources. The chapter closes with a discussion ofthe first examples of sung-through Italian operas composed in Brazil.

Keywords: Brazilian opera; Portuguese opera; musical archives in Brazil; Paço Ducal de Vila Viçosa; Museu da Música de Mariana; Zaira; Bernardo José de Sousa Queirós

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Subjects: Ethnomusicology ; Musicology and Music History

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