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Gretry's Operas and the French Public: From the Old Regime to the Restoration

Gretry's Operas and the French Public: From the Old Regime to the Restoration

  • Author: Arnold, R.J.

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Contents

  • Table of contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 'In the bosom of one's family': Gretry's earliest opera comiques and their audiences
  • Chapter 2 'If only that heap of erudition could provide us with a melody': Gretry's conception of the role and powers of the composer
  • Chapter 3 'Those who listen with a sensitive soul and practised ears': The formation of musical taste in the Ancien Regime
  • Chapter 4 'Always a friend of liberty': The fortunes of Gretry's career and reputation in the Revolution
  • Chapter 5 'The long-dispersed debris of French theatre is being reassembled': Gretry and his public in post-Revolutionary France
  • Chapter 6 'We are nothing but a single distraught family': Mourning and mythologising after Gretry's death
  • Bibliography