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commedia per musica

commedia per musica (It.). Comedy through Music. Term used in It. in 18th cent. for comic opera. Note that Strauss and Hofmannsthal called their 18th-cent. comedy of manners, Der Rosenkavalier, a ‘comedy for music’.

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