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Title Nineteenth-century opera and the scientific imagination edited by David Trippett, Benjamin Walton
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Contents Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Music Examples; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Laboratory and the Stage; Part I Voices; 1 Pneumotypes: Jean de Reszke's High Pianissimos and the Occult Sciences of Breathing; 2 Vocal Culture in the Age of Laryngoscopy; 3 Operatic Fantasies in Early Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry; 4 Opera and Hypnosis: Victor Maurel's Experiments with Verdi's Otello; Part II Ears; 5 Hearing in the Music of Hector Berlioz
6 From Distant Sounds to Aeolian Ears: Ernst Kapp's Auditory Prosthesis7 Wagner, Hearing Loss and the Urban Soundscape of Late Nineteenth-Century Germany; Part III Technologies; 8 Science, Technology and Love in Late Eighteenth-Century Opera; 9 Technological Phantoms of the Opéra; 10 Circuit Listening; Part IV Bodies; 11 Excelsior as Mass Ornament: The Reproduction of Gesture; 12 Automata, Physiology and Opera in the Nineteenth Century; 13 Wagnerian Manipulation: Bayreuth and Nineteenth-Century Sciences of the Mind; 14 Unsound Seeds; Bibliography; Index
Summary Explores the rich and varied interactions between nineteenth-century science and the world of opera for the first time
Form Electronic book
Author Trippett, David, 1980-
Walton, Benjamin, 1972-
ISBN 1316996999
9781316996997
Other Titles 19th-century opera and the scientific imagination