Mozart and the Enlightenment : truth, virtue, and beauty in Mozart's operas / Nicholas Till.

Author
Edition
  • First American edition.
Published
  • New York : W.W. Norton 1993
Physical description
xi, 371 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
  • 039303495X
  • 9780393034950
  • 0393313956
  • 9780393313956
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-361) and index.
  • Originally published : London : Faber & Faber, 1992.
Contents
  • Introduction: Enlightenment and the eighteenth century -- pt. 1. Salzburg and the Years of Travel: 1756-1781. I. The education of a bourgeois artist. II. La finta giardiniera. III. Opera and the Enlightenment. IV. The German artist. V. Zaide. VI. Idomeneo -- pt. 2. Vienna -- The Years of Optimism: 1781-1786. VII. Vienna and the Enlightenment. VIII. Mozart's arrival in Vienna. IX. Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail. X. Freemasonry and the Catholic Enlightenment. XI. The return to Italian opera. XII. Le nozze di Figaro. XIII. The meaning of classicism -- pt. 3. The Years of Retreat: 1786-1791. XIV. The collapse of Josephinism. XV. Don Giovanni. XVI. Cosi fan tutte. XVII. La clemenza di Tito. XVIII. Die Zauberflote.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • still image
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • In this fascinating study of Mozart's operas, Nicholas Till shows that the composer was not a "divine idiot" but an artist whose work was informed by the ideas and discoveries of the Enlightenment. Examining the dramatic emergence of a modern society in eighteenth-century Austria, the author draws on such famous writers and thinkers of the time as Richardson, Voltaire, Rousseau, Kant, Goethe, Schiller, and Blake to reappraise the history and meaning of the Enlightenment and of Mozart's role within it. He evokes for us the Vienna of the 1780s, a world of intense intellectual argument, political debate, and religious inquiry, which deeply influenced the philosophical content of Mozart's operas. From the early La Finta Giardiniera, based on Richardson's Pamela, to Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, designed to support the political aims of Emperor Joseph II; from Le nozze di Figaro, a profound exploration of marriage as a human and social institution, to the post-Enlightenment Zauberflote, the operas bear witness to the era's changing views and to Mozart's own quest for personal and artistic identity.
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University of Aberdeen Libraries: Sir Duncan Rice Library: Floor 4 782.1 Moz Ti
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