Music in Imperial Rio de Janeiro: European Culture in a Tropical Milieu

Capa
Scarecrow Press, 2004 - 187 páginas
This resource is an interesting look at how European culture, particularly European music, related to the social and cultural experiences of the residents of ninteenth-century Rio de Janeiro. The focus is on how Cariocas (residents of Rio de Janeiro) responded to and often imitated different musical styles imported from Europe. After introducing the local musical setting and showing how musical life in imperial Rio de Janeiro reflected Parisian models, the author discusses the importation of operatic repertory, the use of German classical music as the basis of an elite social class, the role of European music in Brazilian theater, and finally, the emergence of a "national" music. Overall, this study reveals European music as a powerful force in the internal processes of political, cultural, social, and ethnic negotiations during the 19th century government of Emperor Pedro II. Musicologists, Latin American historians, and anyone with an interest in urban studies will find much of interest in this book.
 

Conteúdo

Imperial Rio de Janeiro Musical Milieu
1
Brilliant Immigrants
6
The Magic Mirror
8
The Theater
12
Concerts
22
Too Much to Do
27
Embracing Opera
35
A Place to See and Be Seen
36
Imported Music Criticism
85
Music Satire and Politics
97
The Infernal Dance
100
The Final Number
105
The Operetta Model
113
Musical Reviews
119
The Politics of Representation
124
The National the European the Local and the Foreign
135

Italian Opera via Paris
39
A Local Tradition
42
Competing Crazes
48
Paying for Opera
50
Operatic Subculture
55
Music for the Elite
65
Club Mozart
70
Club Beethoven
73
A DREAM COMES TRUE
78
Imported Musical Nationalism
142
Exotic National Music
147
Singing in Portuguese
148
A Flexible Border
153
Bibliography
167
Index
177
About the Author
Direitos autorais

Termos e frases comuns

Sobre o autor (2004)

Cristina Magaldi is Associate Professor of Music at Towson University and holds degrees in music from the University of Brasília, the University of Reading, England, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Informações bibliográficas