- Published: Portland, Ore. : Amadeus Press, c1997.
- Year Published: 1997
- Edition: Rev. and expanded ed.
- Description: 586 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Music -- History and criticism. -- 16th century -- France
- Music -- History and criticism. -- 17th century -- France
- Music -- History and criticism. -- 18th century -- France
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French baroque music from Beaujoyeulx to Rameau
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Part one : Stage music -- Ballet de cour I : from Beaujoyeulx to Lully -- Ballet de cour II : the period of Lully -- Italian opera in France -- The comédie-ballet and related genres -- The pastorale -- Tragédie en musique I : dramatic organization and vocal music -- Tragédie en musique II : instrumental music and the dance -- Tragédie en musique III : from Lully to Rameau -- The opéra-ballet -- From divertissement to opéra-comique -- Part two : Religious music -- From Du Caurroy to Du Mont -- The motet : from Du mont to Delalande -- The motet in the eighteenth century -- Mass and oratorio : the domain of Marc-Antoine Charpentier -- Part three : Music for the lute, guitar, and keyboard instruments -- The lute and guitar -- The harpsichord -- Organ music of the grand siècle -- Part four : Instrumental ensemble and solo music -- Instrumental ensemble and orchestra music of the seventeenth century -- Instrumental ensemble and orchestra music of the eighteenth century -- The sonata and suite for solo instruments -- Part five : Vocal chamber music -- The air de cour and related genres -- The cantate françoise -- Epilogue : Thoughts on the performance of French baroque music -- Appendix : Preparation and performance of a seventeenth-century ballet de cour.
James R. Anthony's French Baroque Music, originally published in 1974, was the first definitive study of French music of the Baroque era and remains the only comprehensive survey of the vast musical output of 17th and 18th-century France. Completely revised and expanded, this new edition incorporates research of the past two decades and includes a wealth of quotations from early writers on the subject. As in the previous English language editions of 1974 and 1978 (and in the French editions of 1981 and 1992), the book provides an overview of French music of the period. Anthony explores music of the stage and of the altar and includes chapters on music for lute, guitar, and keyboard; instrumental music; and vocal chamber music. A revised author's preface considers the present state of research in the area of French Baroque music. Finally, a new and expanded index and an updated bibliography listing more than 1,300 works make this book a superb resource for scholars as well as laymen.
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