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The descriptive note comes from item 724 in :


 1990

Henderson, Alice H.
Henderson, Donald Gene
Carl Maria von Weber : a guide to research
New York: Garland, 1990, 385 p.

This is what Donald Gene Henderson had to say:

Contends that the German emphasis on the concept of a national opera has led to superficial and misleading statements about Weber's music. Traces the frequent use of the term "Nationaloper" to the 1890s. States that the concept has incorrectly come to signify a genre with manifold stereotyped characteristics, but in fact it should be used in a more restricted sense to refer to aspirations of the historical period in which Weber lived.

© Donald Gene Henderson
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