The Resource Mozart's Così fan tutte : a compositional history, Ian Woodfield

Mozart's Così fan tutte : a compositional history, Ian Woodfield

Label
Mozart's Così fan tutte : a compositional history
Title
Mozart's Così fan tutte
Title remainder
a compositional history
Statement of responsibility
Ian Woodfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This study proposes a hypothesis to account for some of the opera's long-standing 'problems'. It suggests that Mozart considered the idea that the pairings in Act II should not be crossed: that each of the two disguised officers should seek to seduce his own woman. Although this alternative plot structure was rejected, signs of it may remain in the final score, in the uneasy co-existence of dramatic duplicity and musical sincerity, and in the ending, in which the easy restitution of the original couples seems not to take account of the new passions that have been aroused. Evidence that several of the singers were re-cast is also presented." "In addition to these radically new ideas about the conceptual genesis of Cosi, the book also provides a full account of the work's compositional history, based on early Viennese and Bohemian copies. Four different versions are identified, including a significant revision in which Mozart removed the Act II finale canon. The composer's probable involvement in the 1791 Prague production is also discussed."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodfield, Ian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ML410.M9
  • MT100.M76
LC item number
  • W755 2008
  • W66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Label
Mozart's Così fan tutte : a compositional history, Ian Woodfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mozart's compositional methods: a study of the autograph score -- The 'School for Lovers': and enigma revealed? -- Mozart's revisions for Vienna and Prague
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781843834069
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009535097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)257343472
  • (OCoLC)ocn257343472
Label
Mozart's Così fan tutte : a compositional history, Ian Woodfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mozart's compositional methods: a study of the autograph score -- The 'School for Lovers': and enigma revealed? -- Mozart's revisions for Vienna and Prague
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781843834069
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009535097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)257343472
  • (OCoLC)ocn257343472

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