The Standard Cantatas

Their Stories, Their Music, and Their Composers

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Author: George P. Upton
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,185 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.5
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 652
Added to site: 2010.05.04
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Genre: Music
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r the first time.

Thus far the Italian cantatas have alone been considered; but it must not be supposed that this form of composition was confined to Italy. In France it was also a favorite style in the early part of the eighteenth century. Montclair, Campra, Mouret, Batistin, Clerambault, and Rousseau excelled in it. M. Ginguené, in the "Encyclopædia Methodique," says of these composers and their works:--

"They have left collections in which may be discovered among all the faults of the age, when Italian music was unknown in France, much art and knowledge of harmony, happy traits of melody, well-worked basses, and above all recitatives in which the accent of declamation and the character of the language are strictly observed."

In Germany, however, the cantata at this time was approximating to its present form. Koch, a celebrated musical scholar of the early part of the present century, says:--

"The cantata is a lyrical poem set to music in different, alternating compo

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