Mozart on the Stage

Mozart on the Stage Presenting a fresh approach to Mozart s achievements as a composer for the stage John A Rice outlines the composer s place in the operatic culture of his time The book tells the story of how Mozart s

  • Title: Mozart on the Stage
  • Author: John A. Rice
  • ISBN: 9780521016612
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • Presenting a fresh approach to Mozart s achievements as a composer for the stage, John A Rice outlines the composer s place in the operatic culture of his time The book tells the story of how Mozart s operas came into existence, following the processes that Mozart went through as he brought his operas from commission to performance Chapters trace the fascinating seriesPresenting a fresh approach to Mozart s achievements as a composer for the stage, John A Rice outlines the composer s place in the operatic culture of his time The book tells the story of how Mozart s operas came into existence, following the processes that Mozart went through as he brought his operas from commission to performance Chapters trace the fascinating series of interactions that took place between Mozart and librettists, singers, stage designers, orchestras, and audiences In linking the operas by topic, Rice emphasizes what Mozart s operas have in common, regardless of when he wrote them and the genres to which they belong Overall, the book demonstrates how Mozart s entire operatic oeuvre is the product of a single extraordinary mind and a single pan European operatic culture.

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    1. A fantastic and insightful look at the conditions under which operas were commissioned, produced, performed and received in the eighteenth century. Rice not only takes us back to the eighteenth century, he takes us backstage. Rice also goes beyond Mozart to talk about other opera composers during the time, and that makes his book especially valuable.

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