The Primo Ottocento Duet and the Transformation of the Rossinian Code

@inproceedings{Balthazar1989ThePO,
  title={The Primo Ottocento Duet and the Transformation of the Rossinian Code},
  author={Scott Leslie Balthazar},
  year={1989}
}
stressed the tenacity with which Rossinian procedures for organizing lyric numbers governed operatic practice from around 1813-the year of Rossini's earliest international success, Tancredi-until the 1870s.1 These conventional formats for arias, duets, and large ensembles had an obvious value for Rossini and his followers, since they accelerated the compositional process by limiting choices and providing ready solutions to a range of organizational problems. Yet critics 471 of the period have… CONTINUE READING