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The Oratorio in Bologna 1650-1730 Victor Crowther

The Oratorio in Bologna 1650-1730

Victor Crowther

Published August 20th 2001
ISBN : 9780198166351
Hardcover
200 pages
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Three hundred performances of oratorios were given in the salons, churches, and oratories of Bologna in the period 1659-1730. This book relates the genesis and development of oratorio in Bologna to the citys religious, political, and culturalMoreThree hundred performances of oratorios were given in the salons, churches, and oratories of Bologna in the period 1659-1730. This book relates the genesis and development of oratorio in Bologna to the citys religious, political, and cultural aspirations. It is the first critical survey of this huge and largely unknown repertory, describing in detail oratorios by composers such as Bononcini, Cazzati, Colonna, and Perti.