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Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Chailley; Herbert Weinstock
ISBN: 0575013621 9780575013629 0394434528 9780394434520
OCLC Number: 16190851
Language Note: Translation of La flûte enchantée.
Notes: This translation originally published, New York: Knopf, 1971. - Translation of 'La Flûte enchantée; opéra maçonnique'. Paris: R. Laffont, 1968.
Description: xii, 336, xi, [16] pages : illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one. Preliminary circumvolutions. What everyone knows --
Traditions and misunderstandings --
The libretto, how many authors --
Legend of the revised libretto --
Sources of the libretto --
History of the libretto and its growth --
Mozart and Singspiel --
Freemasonry in Vienna in the Eighteenth Century --
Mozart and Freemasonry --
Freemasonry and feminism in Die Zauberflöte --
Part two. In pursuit of meaning. Exegesis of the five chords --
The cosmogony of the libretto --
The principle characters: two heavenly bodies, four elements --
The secondary characters --
Other symbols --
The initiatory trials --
From libretto to score --
Part three. Analysis of the opera. Overall view --
The overtures --
The first act --
The second act --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1 / Letter from Seyfried to Treitschke --
Appendix 2 / Anonymous article in the Monatsschrift für Theater and Musik, Vienna, 1857 --
Commentaries on plates with sources --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Flûte enchantée, opéra maçonnique.
Responsibility: an interpretation of the libretto and the music by Jacques Chailley ; translated from the French by Herbert Weinstock.

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