Three modes of perception in Mozart : the philosophical, pastoral, and comic in Così fan tutte / Edmund J. Goehring.

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Main Author: Goehring, Edmund Joseph
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2004.
Series:Cambridge studies in opera.
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Summary:This is the first full-length, scholarly study of what is widely regarded as Mozart's most enigmatic opera and Lorenzo Da Ponte's most erudite text. Against the long-standing judgment that the opera uses a misguided confidence in reason to traduce feeling, Goehring's study shows how Così affirms comedy's regenerative powers and its capacity to grant access to modes of sympathy and understanding that are otherwise inaccessible. In making this argument, Three Modes of Perception in Mozart surveys a rich literary, operatic, and intellectual territory. This monograph offers a new perspective on the relationships between text and tone in opera, on the tension between comedy and philosophy and its representation in stage works, and on the pastoral mode, which the opera uses in especially subtle ways. Throughout, Goehring's argument is sustained by close readings of primary sources, many of them little known, and is richly illustrated with musical examples.--Publisher description.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvii, 301 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780511481727
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Language:English.
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.