Publisher Name: Chez M. de la Chevardiere
Place of Publication: Paris
Philidor’s Tom Jones is representative of the continental interest in English literature. Henry Fielding’s homonymous novel served as the foundation for Philidor’s opera, but Philidor pared down the story quite a bit, especially downplaying Tom’s philandering ways. Many secondary characters and situations were also cut, a common technique that librettists employ when adapting prose writings to the stage. Thus, a central plot unfolds in a manner that the audience can follow, and the length remains manageable for an evening’s entertainment.
score (172 p.) 34 cm.
|Added Title:||Tom Jones|
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|Resource Type:||Musical Score/Notation|