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agrarian

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.

May Night

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,432 words
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1

...direct in the somewhat archaic but telling use of natural brass. While it was through imitating Glinka that Rimsky truly found himself, he added something all his own: a deliberate cultivation of the ritual aspects of folklore as a manifestation of the immemorial Slavonic agrarian religion. Richard...

Mireille

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,911 words

...figures in the unfolding story. Vincent sings fine music in the Act 1 duet and the Chanson de Magali (the best‐known number from the opera) but a pale cavatine in the last act. Mireille was noteworthy in its day for presenting class differences entirely within the context of agrarian, rural society and some early reviewers had difficulty accepting that a ‘mere’ country girl could sing an aria with heroic cut such as ‘En marche’. Steven...

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