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Mozart's ghosts : haunting the halls of musical culture

Author: Mark Everist
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'Mozart's Ghosts', author Mark Everist investigates how the composer's past status can be understood as part of today's veneration. Everist forges new paths to reach the composer examining a number of ways in which Western culture has absorbed the idea of Mozart, how various cultural agents have appropriated, deployed, and exploited Mozart toward both authoritarian and subversive ends, and how the figure of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Everist
ISBN: 9780199979202 0199979200 9780199344222 0199344221
OCLC Number: 864957947
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), music
Contents: Introduction. --
Part I: Phantoms of the Opera. Phantoms of the Opera ; Mozart and L'impresario ; The Commendatore and the Clavier. --
Part II: Holy Spirits. "; Case Closed? ; Enshrining Mozart: Don Giovanni and the Viardot Circle. --
Part III: Specters at the Feast. Mozart in Two Worlds: the Writings on Music of Blaze de Bury ; Speaking with the Supernatural: E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Bernard Shaw and Die Oper aller Opern ; The Specter at the Feast: Elvira Madigan and its Legacy ; Conclusion: The Mozart Effect.
Responsibility: Mark Everist.

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In Mozart's Ghosts, author Mark Everist investigates how the composer's past status can be understood as part of today's veneration.  Read more...

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There is much, much more in this fascinating tale of musical spectres. * Mark Berry, The Times Higher Education Supplement *

 
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