National identity, national music and popular music in the Italian music press during the long 19th century

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Discusses the notions of national identity, national music and popular music as they emerged in Italian music periodicals during the years 1840–1890, in relationto the process of Italy’s political unification and the dissemination of foreign operas such as French grands opéras in the years 1840–1870 and Wagner’s Musikdramenfrom 1871 on. Essays and articles by relevant critics and musicians, such as Abramo Basevi and Francesco D’Arcais are discussed. Articles by lesser known journalists such as Pietro Cominazzi and Mattia Cipollone are also taken into account. The use of words like “national” and “popular” is analysed when referring to Italian opera, to its history and to the operas by foreign composers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)259-270
Numero di pagine12
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Music

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