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6 edition of A Listener"s Guide to Mozart"s Great Operas found in the catalog.

A Listener"s Guide to Mozart"s Great Operas

by Spike Hughes

  • 350 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Dover Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Operas,
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,,
  • Composers & Musicians - Classical Vocalists,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Mozart, Johann Chrysostom Wolf,
  • Genres & Styles - Opera,
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,
  • Music / General,
  • Analysis, appreciation,
  • 1756-1791,
  • 1756-1791.

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7635225M
    ISBN 100486228584
    ISBN 109780486228587

    Harris, head of variety programming for CBS radio, tries hard- -with very iffy results—to provide unsophisticated listeners with an in-depth introduction to Mozart's life and work. After some predictable opening remarks about Mozart's genius and personality (a ``titan charming the gods''), Harris leaps right into matters of musical theory: the basics of rhythm, meter, melody, harmony; the. Mozart's best music: where to start. Opera, piano music, symphonies or concertos – Mozart’s music has something for everyone. Here's our pick of 15 great pieces, so you listen for yourself and discover the essential Mozart downloads.

    Books shelved as classical-music: The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross, The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven by Ch. This lively new pocket guide assesses what Mozart means to us today, and explores why his music is so universally loved. This guide provides all you need to listen to and enjoy Mozart's music, and will also introduce a new generation of concert-goers and record-listeners to his life and key works, from opera to symphony, concerto to song.

    The first parts of the book, in which the author discusses Mozart the person and the key influences on his psychological development, are unfortunately hampered by some outdated notions (the book was written in the s). Einstein is clearly operating under the influence of the "Great 4/5(8). This guide provides all you need to listen to and enjoy Mozart's music, and At the th anniversary of his birth, his reputation stands higher than ever before. This lively new pocket guide assesses what Mozart means to us today, and explores why his music is so universally loved/5(2).


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A Listener"s Guide to Mozart"s Great Operas by Spike Hughes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hughes's book is a wonderful guide for anybody interested in Mozart operas - beginners will find here expert guidance through the operas' complicated plots, advanced Mozartians - a series of delightfully written essays highlighting many important points too often taken for granted.5/5(1).

This Dover edition, first published inis a revised republication of the work originally published by Robert Hale Limited in London in under the title "Famous Mozart Operas." Description: pages music 22 cm: Contents: Mozart and the Opera Other Titles: Famous Mozart operas Mozart's great operas: Responsibility: by Spike Hughes.

This book is a useful guide if one is just starting to build a collection of Mozart recordings. Although all of Mozart's music is worth listening to, the author has highlighted many of the most beautiful and most important works.

I am mystified by the categorization of this book as "Young Adult".5/5(1). Actually the title of Jack Sacher's Opera: a Listener's Guide> (Schirmer Books, ) is misleading. It should read "A Listener's Guide to 11 Operas," because that is the scope of this otherwise excellent page volume.5/5(1).

‎By the time Mozart turned 20 he was already one of the most skilled composers of his day. His output included not only symphonies and concertos but piano pieces, serenades, arias, operas, and smaller species of musical theater, songs, and church music.

Symphony No. In Experiencing Mozart: A Listener’s Companion, music historian David Schroeder illustrates how the issues Mozart cared about so deeply remain important to modern listeners. His views on politics, women, authority, and religion are provided, along with compelling analysis of selected great symphonies and sonatas, moving concertos and innovative keyboard works, and groundbreaking : David Schroeder.

David Cairns—winner of the Whitbread Biography Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction—has spent his life immersed in Mozart’s music, both as a performer and as a listener. This intimate biography sheds new and important light on the composer by placing his operas in the context of his life and his complete musical s: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres.

They range from the small-scale, derivative works of his youth to the full-fledged operas of his maturity. Three of the works were abandoned before completion and were not.

This Mozart book is perfect for college-level works. Some of its features are clear text, straightforward approach, enough room for making notes, among others. If you need a Mozart book that comes with easy-to-read scores, then you should give the.

Schroeder merges his vast knowledge of the great artist's personal and professional life, late eighteenth-century European culture and society, and remarkable musicianship to guide listeners in the art of listening to Mozart.

This work is an ideal introduction to readers and listeners. Mozart assimilated the essence of the existing models of music for stage and church, and raised them to new heights of inspiration.

His early Italian operas and pieces for the German-speaking theatre rarely challenge existing conventions, but they set the ground for the mould-breaking works of his later years.

DISCOVER Mozart’s life, times, travels, and music READ a new work – “Buzz, Moz, and the Bees” – by award-winning Canadian author Roch Carrier MEET the experts – interviews with Pinchas Zukerman, composers, and musicians of the orchestra LISTEN to the.

Listening to the complete Mozart. By in his excellent new “Faber Pocket Guide to Mozart,” writes, “Other great composers have expressed the extremes of life: affirmation, despair. 1 L'Orfeo. Claudio Monteverdi Mantua, Italy, c With a mythological musician as hero, L'Orfeo ranks as the first great opera.

Monteverdi was the "founding father" of operatic form. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hughes, Spike, Famous Mozart operas.

New York, Citadel Press [, ©] (OCoLC) Book Descriptions: Titles in the Listener’s Companion Series provide readers with a deeper understanding of key musical genres and the work of major artists and composers. Aimed at nonspecialists, each volume clearly explains how to listen to works from particular artists, composers, and genres.

Examining both the context in which the music appeared and its form, authors provide the. The first of the famous series of Mozart operas set to libretti by Lorenzo Da Ponte is now Mozart's most popular opera.

Don Giovanni (Mozart). Second of the operas that Mozart set to Da Ponte's libretti, Don Giovanni has provided a puzzle for writers and philosophers ever since its composition. Così fan tutte (Mozart). Celebrate Mozart's birthday with this bookish guide to his life and work. It’s Mozart’s Birthday.

marks the th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Janu – December 5, ), and any music lover understands the lasting effect the. Best Mozart Works: 10 Essential Pieces By The Great Composer. The best Mozart works include a range of influential opera, symphony, concerto, chamber and sonata masterpieces by.

Famous Mozart operas; an analytical guide for the opera-goer and armchair listener. [Spike Hughes] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January – 5 December ), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Born in Salzburg, in the Holy Roman Empire, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest y competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and .Why is Mozart the best known and most popular of all the great Western classical composers?

More than years after his birth, his reputation stands higher than ever before. It also provides all you need to listen to and enjoy Mozart's music, and will also introduce a new generation of concert-goers and record-listeners to his life and key works, from opera to symphony, concerto to song.

In.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart () is arguably the greatest composer the Western World has ever seen. Although he lived to be only 35 years old, Mozart defined and forever changed the world of music. Mozart’s many operas, symphonies, masses, concertos, sonatas, etc.

have never left the musical canon.