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Il plagio vs "una piacevole reminiscenza al nostro orecchio". The Siege of Rochelle (1835) di Michael Balfe e il "lavoro culturale" della critica estetica.

Matsumoto, Naomi. 2014. Il plagio vs "una piacevole reminiscenza al nostro orecchio". The Siege of Rochelle (1835) di Michael Balfe e il "lavoro culturale" della critica estetica. Estetica Studi e Ricerche, iv(1), pp. 83-100. ISSN 2039-6635 [Article]

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Plagiarism is not only an aesthetic “sin”, offending against originality and the creative responsibilities of artists; it also has moral and cultural dimensions. In social and human terms it offends against both truth and trust, and it provides a weapon for rival factions and those for whom knowledge is power. Most importantly it reaches to the heart of the question about how a culture can have an artistic identity when the representative works must allude to common traditions while remaining unique. This paper explores those issues in relation to a much maligned opera in early nineteenth-century London –Balfe’ s The Siege of Rochelle (1835). It places the charges of “borrowing” lodged against it within their historical context, and it exposes the cultural role that plagiarism can play in the search for artistic identity.

[Published in Italian. The original English version uploaded]

Item Type:

Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music

Dates:

DateEvent
2014Published

Item ID:

18502

Date Deposited:

08 Jun 2016 16:02

Last Modified:

11 Jul 2018 01:32

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18502

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