The Mozart-Da Ponte Operas: The Cultural and Musical Background to Le Nozze Di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi Fan Tutte

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The Mozart -- Da Ponte Operas
The Cultural and Musical Background to Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte

ANDREW STEPTOE

CLARENDON PRESS · OXFORD

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The Mozart-Da Ponte Operas: The Cultural and Musical Background to Le Nozze Di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi Fan Tutte
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Publication/Copyright Page iv
  • Dedication Page v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • A Note concerning Currency x
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Social Context: Vienna and her Ruler 13
  • 2 - Musicians, Opera, and Audience in Mozart's Time 33
  • 3 - Mozart and Vienna 53
  • 4 - Mozart and his Personal Circle 77
  • 5 - Da Ponte and the Buffa Plot 98
  • Notes to Plates *
  • 6 - Cosìfan tutte and Contemporary Morality 121
  • 7 - Mozart and Opera Buffa 140
  • 8 - Drama and Musical Form in Le nozze di Figaro 160
  • 9 - Don Giovanni: Musical Form and Dramatic Cohesion 185
  • 10 - Così fan tutte 208
  • Epilogue 243
  • Appendix 247
  • Bibliography 263
  • Index of Mozart's Works 269
  • General Index 271
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