Gerardo Tocchini

I fratelli d’Orfeo
Gluck e il teatro musicale massonico tra Vienna e Parigi

1998, cm 17 x 24, xvi-370 pp. con 21 ill. f.t.

ISBN: 9788822246837

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Through an interdisciplinary reading, on an historical documentary basis, of the works comprising the reform of melodrama according to Gluck the unexpected presence of a complex and occult chain of masonic patronage is identified. The discovery solves the series of unexplained dramaturgical incongruities that still encumber this repertoire and alter the aspect of a reform whose theatrical products appear strongly conditioned in the depths of their dramatic structure by the discovery of their symbolic and ideological contents.