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Genealogies of Music and Memory: Gluck in the 19th-Century Parisian Imagination

Mark Everist


The history of music is most often written as a sequence of composers and works. But a richer understanding of the music of the past may be obtained by also considering the afterlives of a composer’s works. Genealogies of Music and Memory asks how the stage works of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787) were cultivated in nineteenth-century Paris, and concludes that although the composer was not represented formally on the stage until 1859, his music was known from a wide range of musical and literary environments. Received opinion has Hector Berlioz as the sole guardian of the Gluckian flame ... More

Keywords: Christoph Willibald Gluck, Paris, Opéra, Théâtre-Lyrique, stage, theatre, Hector Berlioz, Pauline Viardot, François Delsarte

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197546000
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197546000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Everist, author
Professor of Music, University of Southampton

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