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The Mozart-Da Ponte operas : the cultural and musical background to Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte

Author: Andrew Steptoe
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this guide is to provide the reader with a deeper understanding and enjoyment of such operas as "Don Giovanni" and "Cosi Fan Tutte", not so much through musical analysis as through setting  Read more...

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Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Lorenzo Da Ponte; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Lorenzo Da Ponte; Lorenzo Da Ponte
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Steptoe
ISBN: 0198162219 9780198162216
OCLC Number: 22895166
Description: 273 pages [15] pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: The social context: Vienna and her ruler; Musicians, opera, and audience in Mozart's time; Mozart and Vienna; Mozart and his personal circle; Da Ponte and the Buffa plot; Cosi fan tutte and contemporary morality; Mozart and Opera Buffa; Drama and musical form in Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni: musical form and dramatic cohesion; Cosi fan tutte; Epilogue; Appendix: casts of characters, plot synopses, and musical outlines for the three operas
Responsibility: Andrew Steptoe.
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