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Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera

Author: John A Rice
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press Chicago : Chicago Distribution Center [distributor] April 1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Rice, John A.
Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press April 1999 Chicago : Chicago Distribution Center [distributor]
(DLC) 97032585
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Rice
ISBN: 9780226711256 0226711250
OCLC Number: 1148072592
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (668 pages) illustrations



Many know Antonio Salieri only as Mozart's envious nemesis from the film Amadeus . In this well-illustrated work, John A. Rice shows us what a rich musical and personal history this popular stereotype has missed.<br /><br />Bringing Salieri, his operas, and eighteenth-century Viennese theater vividly to life, Rice places Salieri where he belongs: no longer lurking in Mozart's shadow, but standing proudly among the leading opera composers of his age. Rice's research in the archives of Vienna and close study of his scores reveal Salieri to have been a prolific, versatile, and adventurous composer for the stage. Within the extraordinary variety of Salieri's approaches to musical dramaturgy, Rice identifies certain habits of orchestration, melodic style, and form as distinctively "Salierian"; others are typical of Viennese opera in general. A generous selection of excerpts from Salieri's works, most previously unpublished, will give readers a fuller appreciation for his musical style--and its influence on Mozart--than was previously possible.<br />


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