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Cabals and satires : Mozart's comic operas in Vienna

Author: Ian Woodfield
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
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Cabals and Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna is a study of the political context in which Mozart wrote his three most famous Italian comedies, Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. Joseph II's decision to place his opera buffa troupe in competition with the Singspiel provoked a struggle between the rival national genres, both supported by vociferous cabals. Mozart's deft navigation of the turbulent  Read more...
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Woodfield, Ian.
Cabals and satires.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018010821
(OCoLC)1028588860
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Woodfield
ISBN: 9780190692667 0190692669 9780190692643 0190692642
OCLC Number: 1059577086
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Intertroupe Rivalries: The Reception of Figaro; 2. Dynastic Alliances: The Genesis of Don Giovanni; 3. Operatic Satire: Dittersdorf's Figaro; 4. In Time of War: The Vienna Don Giovanni; 5. Italian Opera Reprieved: L'ape musicale; 6. Da Ponte as Impresario: The Revival of Figaro; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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Cabals and Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna is a study of the political context in which Mozart wrote his three most famous Italian comedies, Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. Joseph II's decision to place his opera buffa troupe in competition with the Singspiel provoked a struggle between the rival national genres, both supported by vociferous cabals. Mozart's deft navigation of the turbulent political waters of this period and the ensuing Austro-Turkish War left him well placed to benefit from the revival of the commercial stage in Vienna--the most enduring musical consequenc.

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