Howard, Patricia, Musical Times
Doing Don The Vienna Don Giovanni Ian Woodfield The Boydell Press (Woodbridge, 2010); xviii, 2i4pp; £55, $105. ISBN 978 i 84383 586 8.
IT is a truth universally acknowledged that any opera produced in the 18th century that does not fail at its first performance will exist in several versions. Quite apart from the possibility that the composer might have second thoughts, a prerogative some scholars are reluctanr to allow, subsequent performances might see changes to the cast or instrumental forces, either of which could require a degree of rewriting. Moreover, any distance of time or place between the premiere and its reprise will increase the likelihood of variant versions. The …
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Publication information: Article title: Doing Don. Contributors: Howard, Patricia - Author. Magazine title: Musical Times. Volume: 152. Issue: 1914 Publication date: Spring 2011. Page number: 117+. © Musical Times Publications, Ltd. Autumn 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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