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The New Music TheaterSeeing the Voice, Hearing the Body$
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Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195099362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.001.0001

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Théâtre Musical

Théâtre Musical

(p.202) Chapter 11 Théâtre Musical
The New Music Theater

Eric Salzman

Thomas Desi

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the history of the Avignon Festival and its emphasis on a director-driven music theater. Further topics in the evolution of music theater in France include the work of Xenakis, musique concrete, the music theater of Georges Aperghis, the work of Pascal Dusapin and Bernard Cavanna, and the importance of centers outside of Paris including Lyon, Quimper, and Québec.

Keywords:   théâtre musical, Avignon Festival, Xenakis, musique concr è te, Georges Aperghis, Pascal Dusapin, Bernard Cavanna, Lyon, Quimper

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