Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720-1780
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
This second volume of the trilogy that began with the author's “Haydan, Mozart, and the Viennese School, 1740-1780”, takes a musical tour of Naples, Venice, Dresden, Berlin, Stuttgart, Mannheim and Paris. The text discusses how the galant style held sway in Europe for much of the 18th century. Composer's whose works and surroundings are considered include: Pergolesi, Vivaldi, C.P.E. Bach, Stamitz, Rameau, Gretry, Gluck and J.C. Bach. This book explores the events of Europe's major capitals during a period of intense musical change.
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