Mélomanie : opera comique en un acte en vers mêlé d'ariettes mis en musique

Description:

During his early career, Champein was known for church music composed while he worked as music master at the collegiate church in Pignon (in the southern Provence region of France). He moved to Paris and established himself as an operatic composer; La mélomanie (1781) is one of his most famous operas, and it remained in the repertoire at the Opéra-Comique until 1829. La mélomanie actually mocks the debate between French and Italian styles of music, with Fugantini as an Italian who is rejected by the French Elise. References to harmony (a French feature) and melody (emphasized by advocates of Italian music) abound in the opera.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1781  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Des Lauriers
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1781
  • Digitized: May 29, 2009
Description:

During his early career, Champein was known for church music composed while he worked as music master at the collegiate church in Pignon (in the southern Provence region of France). He moved to Paris and established himself as an operatic composer; La mélomanie (1781) is one of his most famous operas, and it remained in the repertoire at the Opéra-Comique until 1829. La mélomanie actually mocks the debate between French and Italian styles of music, with Fugantini as an Italian who is rejected by the French Elise. References to harmony (a French feature) and melody (emphasized by advocates of Italian music) abound in the opera.

Physical Description:

score (128 p.) ; 35 cm.

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Uniform Title: Mélomanie
Added Title: La mélomanie : opera comique en un acte en vers mêlé d'ariettes mis en musique
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1873657 |
  • OCLC: 7031967 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, C1815
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc78
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public