The Don Giovanni moment : essays on the legacy of an opera / edited by Lydia Goehr & Daniel Herwitz.

Mozart's Don Giovanni is an operatic masterpiece full of iconic and mythical tensions that still resonate today. The work redefines the terms of power, seduction, and morality, and the resulting conflict between the aesthetic and the ethical is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment and romanticism...

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Other Authors: Goehr, Lydia (Editor), Herwitz, Daniel Alan, 1955- (Editor)
Format: Electronic
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Series:Columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts.
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Table of Contents:
  • Don Giovanni : "And what communion hath light with darkness?" / Ingrid Rowland
  • Don Juan and Faust : on the interaction between two literary myths / Ernst Osterkamp
  • "Hidden secrets of the self" : E.T.A. Hoffmann's reading of Don Giovanni / Richard Eldridge
  • Don Juan in Nicholas's Russia (Pushkin's The stone guest) / Boris Gasparov
  • Mörike's Mozart and the scent of a woman / Hans Rudolf Vaget
  • The Gothic libertine : the shadow of Don Giovanni in German romantic music and culture / Thomas S. Grey
  • Don Juan as an idea / Bernard Williams
  • Kierkegaard writes his opera / Daniel Herwitz
  • The curse and promise of the absolutely musical : Tristan and Isolde and Don Giovanni / Lydia Goehr
  • Authority and judgment in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Wagner's Ring / Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni in Shaw's comedy / Agnes Heller
  • Giovanni auf Naxos / Brian Soucek
  • Homage to Adorno's 'Homage to Zerlina' / Berthold Hoeckner
  • Adorno and the Don / Nikolaus Bacht.