Mozart's Requiem: Historical and Analytical Studies, Documents, Score

Mozart's Requiem: Historical and Analytical Studies, Documents, Score

by Christoph Wolff
     
 


"'When was the score of the Requiem completed?' is a question that everyone has asked; . . .but Wolff goes on to ask: 'Where do the technical and stylistic premises for the Requiem lie, and to what extent could these be taken into account after Mozart's death?' This question is rich in implications, central to the uniqueness of the work, and virtually… See more details below

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"'When was the score of the Requiem completed?' is a question that everyone has asked; . . .but Wolff goes on to ask: 'Where do the technical and stylistic premises for the Requiem lie, and to what extent could these be taken into account after Mozart's death?' This question is rich in implications, central to the uniqueness of the work, and virtually undiscussed in the Mozart literature."—Thomas Bauman, co-author of Mozart's Operas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520213890
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/25/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
1,133,597
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IHistorical Perspectives: The Composition, Completion, and Early Reception of Mozart's Requiem1
Fiction, Facts, and Open Questions1
The Requiem Controversy (1825-39)7
The First Edition and Sussmayr's Testimony14
The Original Requiem Score17
Mozart's Composition28
Sussmayr's Completion38
Original and Imitation: Horn Rondo and Requiem44
Epilogue51
IIMusical Aspects: The Concept, Structure, and Character of Mozart's Requiem64
Background, Text, Formal Layout64
The Musical Context71
Individual Aspects85
IIIContemporary Documents: Genesis and Early Reception of Mozart's Requiem113
Preliminaries113
Chronology114
Documents119
IVScore of Mozart's Requiem Fragment175
Introduction175
1Requiem178
Kyrie185
2Dies irae189
Tuba mirum196
Rex tremendae200
Recordare203
Confutatis213
Lacrymosa (Beginning)218
(Continuation from Sussmayr's score)219
3Domine Jesu222
Hostias231
4Sanctus234
Benedictus237
5Agnus Dei242
Bibliography247
Abbreviations247
Editions of Mozart's Requiem248
Writings on Mozart's Requiem249
Other Works Cited254
Index of Mozart's Works257
Index of Names259

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