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W. A. Mozart : La Clemenza di Tito - John A. Rice

W. A. Mozart

La Clemenza di Tito

Paperback Published: 23rd August 1991
ISBN: 9780521369497
Number Of Pages: 196

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This is the first book to be devoted to Mozart's opera, La clemenza di Tito. Rice considers the opera from a variety of historical and critical viewpoints. Tito is a political opera. The author examines its origins in the politically unstable Habsburg Empire of 1791, interpreting it as a response to revolutionary threats both inside and outside the empire. Tito is also a literary opera: much of its dramatic power lies in its libretto. Rice analyses Metastasio's libretto and the revised version that Mozart set. The volume explores aspects of Mozart's compositional process, the premiere in Prague, and subsequent critical reception through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In a concluding chapter, Rice reviews recent performances as well as scholarly research that sheds light on the interpretation of the opera. The volume, which contains illustrations of recent productions, a discography, and a bibliography, will be of interest to students, scholars and opera-goers.

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"Superb notes...A unique contribution, highly recommended to all academic and larger public library music collections." Choice "...must now be regarded as essential reading." Notes

List of illustrations
General preface
Acknowledgments
A coronation opera for the German Titus
Metastasio the romantic
Mazzola and his revision
Composition and first performance
Synopsis and commentary
Tito in performance, 1791-1850
The Romantic critical tradition
Performance and critical re-evaluation since 1949
Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521369497
ISBN-10: 0521369495
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 23rd August 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25

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