Animation, Plasticity, and Music in Italy, 1770-1830 by Ellen Lockhart

By Ellen Lockhart

This path-breaking research of level works in Italian musical performances reconsiders an important interval of track heritage. via an interdisciplinary exam of the statue lively through track, Ellen Lockhart deftly exhibits how Enlightenment ideas influenced Italian theater and song, and vice versa. As Lockhart reveals, the lively statue turned a primary determine inside aesthetic conception and musical perform throughout the years spanning 1770–1830. Taking as its aspect of departure a repertoire of Italian ballets, melodramas, and operas from this period, Animation, Plasticity, and song in Italy traces its middle rules among technological know-how, philosophy, theories of language, itinerant functionality traditions, the epistemology of sensing, and track criticism.

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