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Not without MadnessPerspectives on Opera$
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Fabrizio Della Seta

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226749143

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.001.0001

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Some Difficulties in the Historiography of Italian Opera

Some Difficulties in the Historiography of Italian Opera

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(p.119) 7 Some Difficulties in the Historiography of Italian Opera
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Not without Madness
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Fabrizio Della Seta

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.003.0008

This chapter explores the historiography of Italian opera and the general problems in the field of music history and musicology. It discusses Carl Dahlhaus, a scholar who attempted to understand Italian opera within the frame of the broader European musical tradition, as well as the significant contributions of Harold Powers to the understanding of the formal mechanisms governing nineteenth-century Italian opera.

Keywords:   historiography, italian opera, music history, musicology, carl dahlhaus, howard powers

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