W. A. Mozart: Così Fan Tutte

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Cambridge University Press, 1995 M11 24 - 208 páginas
At once the most light-hearted and most disturbing of Mozart and Da Ponte's Italian comic operas, Così fan tutte has provoked widely differing reactions from listeners for more than two centuries. Bruce Alan Brown offers several paths toward a closer understanding of the work, providing a detailed account of the libretto's complex origins in myth and Italian literary classics. The Handbook also reveals surprising new information on the role played by Mozart's rival Salieri. It contains a full synopsis, performance history, illustrations from key productions, and a bibliography,
 

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Introduction
1
drainma che tiene il terzo loco
3
An alternative trilogy
6
Genesis
8
The literary impulse
11
Topicality
15
The compositional process
18
Towards the premiere
22
The musical dramaturgy of the opera
95
Versification
97
Tonal planning
100
tears and laughter in the farewell quintet
107
two duets
111
Prediction recollection and oblivion
116
convention and citation
125
Opera buffa models
135

Synopsis
25
The sources of an original libretto
57
Myths and morals
58
Cosi fan tutte as Ariostan capriccio
60
Marivaux and Beaumarchais
70
Opera out of opera
73
Cost fan tutte orLa Partie carree the eighteenthcentury context of a theatrical subject
82
Pezzl on love and Enlightenment
87
cosi son tutte
89
Parties carrees
91
Final games
146
Performance and criticism
157
The myth of the failed premiere
163
The fortunes of Cosi to 1848
165
The later nineteenth century
171
rehabilitation
172
Notes
183
Select bibliography
195
Index
201
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