The Cambridge Companion to French Music

The Cambridge Companion to French Music - Cambridge Companions to Music

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Synopsis

France has a long and rich music history that has had a far-reaching impact upon music and cultures around the world. This accessible Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the music of France. With chapters on a range of music genres, internationally renowned authors survey music-making from the early middle ages to the present day. The first part provides a complete chronological history structured around key historical events. The second part considers opera and ballet and their institutions and works, and the third part explores traditional and popular music. In the final part, contributors analyse five themes and topics, including the early church and its institutions, manuscript sources, the musical aesthetics of the Siècle des Lumières, and music at the court during the ancien régime. Illustrated with photographs and music examples, this book will be essential reading for both students and music lovers.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780521701761
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 780.944
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xix, 417
Weight: 858g
Height: 246mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 23mm