• Re: French musical aesthetic?

    From gggg gggg@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 22 18:17:40 2023
    On Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2:11:33 PM UTC-7, aesthete8 wrote:
    Do you agree?:

    - ...This is a pure celebration of the apex of French culture –
    graceful yet powerful; complex yet elegant; understated yet deeply emotional; committed yet relaxed; respectful of tradition yet
    thoroughly modern; each instrument gleaming with individual pride yet perfectly nestled in the ensemble; utterly natural yet exquisitely
    polished; deeply cultured yet an invitation for all to enjoy and
    partake of its wonder. It’s a stunning tribute to these and so many
    other things.


    Could the French aesthetic be better understood by comparing the music of LA FILLE DU REGIMENT (which I understand the French love) with Donizetti's Italian operas which sound very different?

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