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"Demofonte": A Luso-Brazilian Pastiche?

  • Author(s): Budasz, Rogério
  • et al.

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Description and brief analysis of the manuscripts catalogued as G-Prática 51b in the Musical Archive of the Palácio Ducal de Vila Viçosa, Portugal. Identification of authorship and sources of 11, out of the 12 or 13 numbers that comprise the set, titled Demofonte [sic]. Discussion on the casting and order of numbers of two possible performances in Rio de Janeiro during the 1780s and 1790s. Further considerations on the use of the term “pastiche” in the context of eighteenth-century Luso-Brazilian theater.

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