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You can use this site to access a wide array of informational resources relating to France’s musical heritage of the 19th century. You’ll find articles on people, works and topics authored by musicologists and historians collaborating with Palazzetto Bru Zane.

In the spotlight

On that day 19 May

MELBA Nellie

Persons

Nellie MELBA

Helen Armstrong, née Mitchell, dite Nellie Melba.Cantatrice d'origine australienne.

Persons

A. PHILIBERT

Parolier, poète.

Persons

André LAPORTE

Compositeur.

LAFONT Marcelin-Léger

Persons

Marcelin-Léger LAFONT

Ténor. Débute à l'Opéra-Comique en 1826.

Focus

Romantic Harp

In early nineteenth-century France, the harp was a very modern instrument, replacing the “baroque” harpsichord and competing with the pianoforte in a quest for “classical” expression.

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