Table of Contents:
  • Tableau theory
  • Music and language : La querelle des bouffons
  • Diderot and musical mimesis
  • Cazotte and reader re-creation
  • Beaumarchais's staged songs
  • Music and morality : La querelle des femmes
  • Charrière's exercises in equivocation
  • Cottin, Krüdener, and musical mesmerism
  • Staël's sweet revenge.