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Gluck and the Opera: A Study in Musical History (Music and theater in France in the 17th and 18th centuries)
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"This book will be welcomed by those who are interested in the musical criticism as well as for its own sake as a study in eighteenth-century culture."-Times [London] Literary Supplement --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This influential 1895 account of Gluck's life and his achievements sets the composer in the context of eighteenth-century intellectual life. It tracks Gluck's efforts to move opera forward after a period of stagnation, fusing the Italian and French traditions and paving the way for Weber and Wagner. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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