Music in European capitals

the galant style, 1720-1780

By Heartz, Daniel

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ISBN
978-0-39305-080-6
Publisher
New York, N.Y. ; W.W. Norton, c2003.


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Reviewed on February 1, 2003

Throughout the middle six decades of the 18th century, people used the word galant to describe painting, speech, literature, and especially the newly emerging musical style that was elegant, new, and fashionable. In contrast to the older, more "learned" or "strict" style of composition, galant music was more whimsical and direct-and less constrained by traditional practices. In this fresh analysis of the genre, a companion to h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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