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Rossini et la "Restauration" de la grandeur musicale dans la France des années 1820

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  • Wed 05 Jun 2013 15.00 - 17.00
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This thesis investigates the changing conditions in the European art market after the Congress of Vienna (1815). It focuses mainly on the socio-professional development of the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini and analyses his first visit to Paris in 1823 from a social, cultural and political point of view. It redefines the issue of grandeur in the context of urban renewal (Paris as a capital city) and a political regime in search of legitimacy (the Restoration period).
Rossini’s first visit to Paris is examined in reference to his life experiences as well as the changing geopolitical face of Europe at the time. First, a micro-analysis of his stay in Paris explores the construction of this symbolic event and makes a prosopography of the various institutional, political and artistic actors involved. Second, this thesis examines the reasons for Rossini’s occupation of the French cultural arena. France’s cultural policies are highlighted by concentrating on the French Restoration government’s strategies in bringing Rossini to Paris. This thesis also examines the other side of the coin, namely how market logic was established in theatrical productions and amongst authors and institutions, and how this marked the progressive dismantling of the privilege system in Parisian theatres. To do so, the thesis analyses the play: Rossini à Paris ou le grand dîner, the Scribe’s libretto of which describes a banquet given in Rossini’s honor during his stay in Paris. Third, the debates connected to Rossini’s visit reveals how musical "traditions" are radicalized around a national paradigm.
Crossing varied and original sources (correspondences, scores, play librettos, newspapers, institutional sources), this thesis contributes significantly to the study of the relationship between the artist, the power and their representations.

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  Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA

This thesis investigates the changing conditions in the European art market after the Congress of Vienna (1815). It focuses mainly on the socio-professional development of the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini and analyses his first visit to Paris in 1823 from a social, cultural and political point of view. It redefines the issue of grandeur in the context of urban renewal (Paris as a capital city) and a political regime in search of legitimacy (the Restoration period).
Rossini’s first visit to Paris is examined in reference to his life experiences as well as the changing geopolitical face of Europe at the time. First, a micro-analysis of his stay in Paris explores the construction of this symbolic event and makes a prosopography of the various institutional, political and artistic actors involved. Second, this thesis examines the reasons for Rossini’s occupation of the French cultural arena. France’s cultural policies are highlighted by concentrating on the French Restoration government’s strategies in bringing Rossini to Paris. This thesis also examines the other side of the coin, namely how market logic was established in theatrical productions and amongst authors and institutions, and how this marked the progressive dismantling of the privilege system in Parisian theatres. To do so, the thesis analyses the play: Rossini à Paris ou le grand dîner, the Scribe’s libretto of which describes a banquet given in Rossini’s honor during his stay in Paris. Third, the debates connected to Rossini’s visit reveals how musical "traditions" are radicalized around a national paradigm.
Crossing varied and original sources (correspondences, scores, play librettos, newspapers, institutional sources), this thesis contributes significantly to the study of the relationship between the artist, the power and their representations.


Location:
Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana - BADIA

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Thesis defence

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Supervisor:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)

Defendant:
Aurélie Andréa Rose Barbuscia (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Examiner:
Lucy Riall (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Esteban Buch (Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage, Paris)
Prof. Danièle Pistone (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Prof. Sophie Leterrier (Centre de Recherche et Etudes CREHS)
 

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