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Disinformation in mass media : Gluck, Piccinni and the Journal de Paris

Title
Disinformation in mass media : Gluck, Piccinni and the Journal de Paris / Beverly Jerold.
ISBN
9780367350178
0367350173
9780429329319
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
Copyright Notice Date
©2021
Physical Description
x, 134 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary
"The founding in 1777 of the Journal de Paris, France's first daily and distinctly commercial paper, represents an early use of disinformation as a tool for political gain, profit, and societal division. To attract a large readership and bar competition for C. W. Gluck's works at the Paris Opéra, it launched a prolonged campaign of anonymous lies, mockery and defamation against two prominent members of the Académie Française who wished the Opéra to be open to all deserving composers, but lacked a comparable daily forum with which to defend themselves. In this unique episode, music served as a smokescreen for nefarious activity. No musical knowledge is necessary to follow this purely political drama, in which the tactics employed bear a remarkable resemblance to current events"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
December 11, 2020
Series
Royal Musical Association monographs ; no. 36.
Royal Musical Association monographs ; no. 36
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The Cast and Setting
Arnaud's Correspondence to Italy
The Journal de Paris on the Offensive
Libel of La Harpe by Allusion
The Armide Episode
Piccinni's Opera and Further Events
Disinterested Observers
Profit and Power.
Genre/Form
History.
Citation

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