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Med�e et Jason

Trag�die en musique

Leslie Ellen Brown

339 pp.

1 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0945193159

Hardback $99.00

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Salomon's Med�e et Jason is a conventional trag�die en musique in most aspects and the time-honored schemes established by Lully and Philippe Quinault during the preceding generation run their full gamut in this opera. Nevertheless the work possesses some excellent moments of music and drama both which defy the banality of fixed practices. Thus begins the section of Leslie Ellen Brown's introduction to the facsimile edition of Salomon's opera dealing with the musical and dramatic features of Med�e et Jason. This study of a moderately successful production of the Acad�mie Royale de Musique and its four revivals an unusual number for a trag�die en musique contains the scholarly apparatus usual in this series and adds to our understanding of the genre and the time.


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