Publisher Name: Des Lauriers
Place of Publication: Paris
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.
score (128 p.) ; 35 cm.
|Added Title:||La mélomanie : opera comique en un acte en vers mêlé d'ariettes mis en musique|
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|Resource Type:||Musical Score/Notation|