The field of musicology has had a love/hate relationship with formalism and close reading. Using a single miniature case study, a well-known cabaletta from Rossini's The Barber of Seville, this article explores the ways attention to musical detail can illuminate both the historical situation of Rossini's operas in the post-Napoleonic period and their currency today, as animated through performance.
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Mary Ann Smart; The Queen and the Flirt. Representations 1 November 2008; 104 (1): 126–136. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2008.104.1.126
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