Chiarelli, Francesca Books

Influence of Italian Entertainments on Sixteenth and Seventeenth century Music Theatre in France, Savoy and England
2000 0-7734-7605-9
These essays focus on courtly musical entertainments in Early Modern Europe, providing a framework within which to locate the many aesthetic considerations which lay behind the creation of opera and other musical forms, and, through analyses of individual events, the modalities of the circulation and adaptation of a so-called Italian model throughout Europe. They highlight the constant evolution of the musical entertainments of the Baroque age, and in so doing invite us to reexamine clich├ęs about the origin and nature of operatic genres. With illustrations.