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W. A. Mozart : Die Zauberfloete - Peter Branscombe

W. A. Mozart

Die Zauberfloete

Paperback Published: 23rd August 1991
ISBN: 9780521319164
Number Of Pages: 264

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Few operas have had more written about them than Die Zauberflote, yet few are as often exposed to misguided comment--or to idiosyncratic productions. This book sets out to provide a straightforward account of Mozart's most beloved opera, exposing the half-truths and legends that have proliferated since its first production in 1791. The sources for the opera are discussed, and there are chapters devoted to composition of the work, the authorship and qualities of the libretto, the music (analyzed by Erik Smith), early productions and performance history, and the practical problems of directing a production (examined by Anthony Besch). The book contains illustrations, a synopsis, bibliography, and discography and will be of interest to music students, scholars and operagoers.

The sources: introduction
The intellectual background: freemasonry
Synopsis
The writing of Die Zauberflote
The libretto
The music Erik Smith
Performance and reception
A director's approach Anthony Besch
Problems
Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521319164
ISBN-10: 0521319161
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 23rd August 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.07  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.37

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