Musik – Sprache – (Sprach-)Bild. Zur Semiotizität barocker Gleichnisarien (1. Teil)
The aim of the present study is to describe some of the possible relations between music, language, and verbal picture (or metaphor) which can be found in the drammi per musica of the early 18th century and especially in four allegorical arias of Vivaldi’s opus La Griselda (1735). The paper illustrates some aspects of the cooperation between librettist (Goldoni) and composer (Vivaldi) as well as the importance of the metaphor for the interlinkage of music and language in such arias. It is divided into two parts: The first part presented in the following outlines the bipartite textual structure of the mentioned simile arias (metaphoric vs. literal stanza) which recalls the same two-piece structure of renaissance and baroque emblems. The second part will focus on the interaction of poetic language, verbal image, and Vivaldi’s music in the mentioned simile arias.
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