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Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage$
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Peter Brown and Suzana Ograjenšek

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558551

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.001.0001

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Incidental Music and the Revival of Greek Tragedy from the Italian Renaissance to German Romanticism

Incidental Music and the Revival of Greek Tragedy from the Italian Renaissance to German Romanticism

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(p.47) 3 Incidental Music and the Revival of Greek Tragedy from the Italian Renaissance to German Romanticism
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Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage
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Jason Geary

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0003

This chapter provides a broad overview of the music written for productions of ancient drama from the late sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century, highlighting the extent to which composers in vastly different times and places made efforts to recover elements of Greek tragedy through the music they created. In no case did any of these musicians, including Gabrieli, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Wilhelm Taubert, and Franz Lachner, make an obvious attempt to imitate ancient music, about which very little was known for certain. Yet each of them was concerned enough with re-creating the past to employ compositional strategies designed to evoke certain presumed characteristics of Greek drama, often in ways that departed from stylistic conventions of the day.

Keywords:   ancient drama, Greek tragedy, composers, musicians, Gabrieli, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Wilhelm Taubert, Franz Lachner, Greek drama

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