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This essay on opera by Francesco Algarotti is an important, but neglected treatise of eighteenth century musical aesthetics. It belongs to that movement in the arts that rejected the artificiality and formality of Baroque style and moved towards the naturalness of expression characteristic of the painting, literature, drama, fashion, and gardening of the latter part of that century.
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"This work has not been readily available in English for a considerable time and a new edition will be of great assistance to all students and scholars of the period." - Professor Julian Rushton, University of Leeds"About the Author:
Robin Burgess is Director of the Westminster Cathedral Centre for Spirituality.
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Book Description The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover (no jacket), signed and dedicated by author Robin Burgess on FEP. 'Anonymous English Translation 1768'. Spine ends slightly bumped; dent on page block head, slightly affecting upper edges of pages comprising opening remarks. Remains very good: pages are clean and sound, with clear content throughout. TS. Signed by Author. Used. Seller Inventory # 486162