Reading Critics Reading: Opera and Ballet Criticism in France from the Revolution to 1848
Roger Parker, Mary Ann Smart, Associate Professor of Music Mary Ann Smart
Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 271 pages
'Interesting insights' -Opera Now'This book's view from multiple perspectives must enrich future historical narratives of the most vital musical scene in Europe' -BBC Music MagazineThis examines in new ways opera and ballet criticism in early nineteenth-century France, taking seriously the motivations and beliefs of journalist critics. Rather than seeing their work as useful primarily for its raw factual information, the essays collected here look carefully at the historical, cultural, and aesthetic background that led critics to write as they did.
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