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Handel's London – Italian musicians and librettists
During the fifty years preceding Handel's half-century in London, Italian music gradually eclipsed the French, which had enjoyed much favour after Charles II returned from France in 1660. Purcell hadExpand
PARISIAN PATRONAGE OF PERFORMERS FROM THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSICK (1719–28)
THE Parisian Academie Royale de Musique (I669-I79I) never presented a serious opera in Italian, whereas its namesake in London xvas founded in I719 for the sole purpose of performing serious operasExpand
THE CORRESPONDENCE OF AGOSTINO STEFFANI AND GIUSEPPE RIVA, 1720–1728, AND RELATED CORRESPONDENCE WITH J.P.F. VON SCHÖNBORN AND S.B. PALLAVICINI
The ‘Venetian’ composer Agostino Steffani and the Modenese diplomat Giuseppe Riva became acquainted at Hanover in 1719. Steffani had first resided there between 1688 and 1703, when he served theExpand
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