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Three Modes of Perception in Mozart: The Philosophical, Pastoral, and Comic in Cosi fan tutte
     

Three Modes of Perception in Mozart: The Philosophical, Pastoral, and Comic in Cosi fan tutte

by Edmund J. Goehring
 

ISBN-10: 0521838819

ISBN-13: 9780521838818

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Cosi fan tutte is widely regarded as Mozart's most enigmatic opera with Lorenzo Da Ponte's most erudite text. Edmund Goehring presents a new perspective on the relationships between text and tone in the opera, the tension between comedy and philosophy as well as its representation in stage works, and the pastoral mode. Goehring's argument is sustained by the

Overview

Cosi fan tutte is widely regarded as Mozart's most enigmatic opera with Lorenzo Da Ponte's most erudite text. Edmund Goehring presents a new perspective on the relationships between text and tone in the opera, the tension between comedy and philosophy as well as its representation in stage works, and the pastoral mode. Goehring's argument is sustained by the detailed analysis of primary sources (many of which are little known), and is richly illustrated with musical examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521838818
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Opera Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables, Preface and acknowledgements; A note on abbreviations; List of abbreviations; 1. An overture to Cosi fan tutte: the poetics of the opera over two centuries; 2. The philosophical mode; 3. The pastoral mode; 4. The comic mode; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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