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Title Dramma Giocoso : four contemporary perspectives on the Mozart/Da Ponte operas / Julian Rushton [and others]
Published Leuven : Leuven Univ., 2012
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Description 1 online resource (140 pages)
Series Collected writings of the Orpheus Institute ; 12
Collected writings of the Orpheus Institute ; 12
Contents 'By their arias shall ye know them' : characterization in aria-based opera / Julian Rushton -- Don Ottavio and the history of the tenor voice / Stefan Rohringer -- Don Giovanni then and now : text and performance / Sergio Durante -- The Act IV finale of Le nozze di Figaro : dramatic and musical construction / James Webster
Summary In exploring the evergreen qualities of Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro, this collection of studies does not shun approaches that have foundations in established theory, but refracts them through such problems as the tension between operatic tradition and psychological realism, the co-existence of multiple yet equal plots, and the antagonism between the tenets of tradition and the need for self-actualization. In exploring such themes, the authors not only illuminate new aspects of Mozart's operatic compositions, but also probe the nature of musical analysis itself
Notes Print version record
Subject Operas -- Scores.
Genre/Form Scores.
Form Electronic book
Author Rushton, Julian.
ISBN 9461660588 (electronic bk.)
9789461660589 (electronic bk.)