Great Musical Composers

German, French, and Italian

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 122,823 / 370 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 26.3
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 1,064
Added to site: 2010.11.20
mnybks.net#: 29630
Genre: Music
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for England, and is therefore not unjustifiably added to the list of English composers.

The opera was first introduced into France by Cardinal Mazarin early in the seventeenth century, but the lyrical drama owes its origin in that country to Lulli, who also introduced into it the ballet, which was a favourite pastime of the young king Louis XIV. The ballet has since become an integral part of the French and also of the later Italian operas. It was Lulli, again, who extended the "meagre prelude" of the Italian opera into the overture as we now know it. But as the rise and progress of the French opera is fully portrayed in the following musical sketches, it is needless to trace it further here.

Germany--equally with Italy the land of music, but of harmonious in contra-distinction to melodic music, which belongs most properly to Italy, well named the land of song--was much later in developing her musical powers than Italy, but she cultivated them to grander and nobler proportions; for to Germany we

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