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Programme notelocked

  • Nigel Simeone

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A written commentary in a concert or opera programme intended to inform the listener about the music to be performed. Similar commentaries included in most commercial recordings are usually referred to as disc (or sleeve) notes.

The earliest kind of introductory note commonly employed was the ‘argomento’ (usually a brief synopsis of the plot) printed in early opera librettos (...

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