Mozart's Operas: A Companion (BOK)

Mary Hunter

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This wise and friendly guide to Mozart's operas encompasses the full range of his most popular works - Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi, Magic Flute, Seraglio, Clemenza di Tito - as well as lesser known works like Mitridate and Il re Pastore. Music historian Mary Hunter provides a lively introduction to each opera for any listener who has enjoyed a performance, either on the stage or in a video recording, and who wishes to understand the opera more fully. The Companion includes a synopsis and commentary on each work, as well as background information on the three main genres in which Mozart wrote: opera seria, opera buffa, and Singspiel.An essay on the anatomy of a Mozart opera points out the musical conventions with which the composer worked and suggests non-technical ways to think about his musical choices. This book also places modern productions of the operas in historical context and explores how modern directors, producers, and conductors present Mozart's works today. Filled with factual information and interesting issues to ponder while watching a performance, this guide will appeal to newcomers and seasoned opera aficionados alike.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Mary Hunter
Forlag
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300118339
Antall sider 354 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 676 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, Opera