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The magic flute, masonic opera : an interpretation of the libretto and the music

Author: Jacques Chailley; Herbert Weinstock
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1971.
Series: A Borzoi Book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chailley, Jacques, 1910-1999.
Magic flute, masonic opera.
New York, A.A. Knopf, 1971
(OCoLC)649069134
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Chailley; Herbert Weinstock
ISBN: 0394434528 9780394434520
OCLC Number: 138967
Language Note: Translation of La flûte enchantée.
Description: xii, 336, xi pages : illustrations, portraits, pls., music, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part One: Preliminary cicumvolutions --
1. What everyone knows --
2. Traditions and misunderstandings --
3. The libretto: how many authors? --
4. The legend of the revised libretto --
5. Sources of the libretto --
6. History of the libretto and its growth --
7. Mozart and the Singspiel --
8. Freemasonry in Vienna in the eighteenth century --
9. Mozart and freemasonry --
10. Freemasonry and feminism in Die Zauberflote --
Part Two: In pursuit of the hidden meaning --
11. Exegesis of five chords --
12. The cosmogony of the libretto --
13. The principal characters: two heavenly bodies, four elements --
14. The secondary characters --
15. Some other symbols --
16. The initiatory trials --
17. From libretto to score --
Part Three: Analysis of the opera --
18. Overall view --
19. The overture --
20. The first act --
21. The second act --
21. Conclusion.
Series Title: A Borzoi Book
Other Titles: Flûte enchantée.
Responsibility: by Jacques Chailley ; translated from the French by Herbert Weinstock.

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