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W. A. Mozart : Le Nozze di Figaro - Tim Carter

W. A. Mozart

Le Nozze di Figaro

By: Tim Carter, Richard Wagner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th April 1988
ISBN: 9780521316064
Number Of Pages: 196

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This handbook provides the reader with the first comprehensive guide to Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Tim Carter discusses the composition of the opera and the social, cultural and musical context in which it was produced, its critical reception and performance history. He provides a full analytical synopsis, a chapter on the verse structure of the libretto and a discussion of Mozart's matching of music to drama. Other chapters also consider relevant topics, including the 'comic' possibilities of the Classical style, and Michael Robinson writes on opera buffa in the 1770s and 1780s.

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"...an outstanding and substantive discussion of Da Ponte's role in creating the libretto of Figaro...The synopsis of the plot includes significant musical factors, although not at the expense of an engaging narrative flow." James P. Fairleigh, Notes

General prefacep. v
List of illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Mozart and the opera buffa traditionp. 11
Beaumarchais, da Ponte and Mozart: from play to operap. 33
Synopsisp. 49
Verse and music in Le nozze di Figarop. 75
Opera buffa and the Classical style: the Act I triop. 88
Music and drama in Le nozze di Figarop. 105
Le nozze di Figaro: a brief performance historyp. 122
Notesp. 148
Select bibliographyp. 163
Discographyp. 168
Indexp. 174
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ISBN: 9780521316064
ISBN-10: 0521316065
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 25th April 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.92  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.28

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