The orchestra in early opera

Leopold, Silke; Zedlacher, Irene
June 1996
Musical Quarterly;Summer96, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p265
Academic Journal
Analyzes the role of the orchestra in early opera. Qualities of sound elements in operas of the seventeenth century; Influence of the choice of instruments to the opera's specific color and sound effects; Determination of textual criteria through the choice of the continuous instrumentation; Description of a homogenous orchestra.


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