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W. A. Mozart: Idomeneo (Cambridge Opera Handbooks) Paperback – June 25, 1993

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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 25, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521437415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521437417
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,945,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mozart's greatest opera seria was composed for the finest orchestra in Germany as well as excellent singers. Based on the composer's own accounts in his letters, this comprehensive guide charts the genesis of the opera and includes a detailed synopsis of its plot.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan F on July 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book was probably written to appeal most to scholars interested in the creation of Mozart's first major opera, and in its reception in the years following its 1781 premiere. But in reality Julian Rushton and his colleagues have written a book that is not only of high musicological standard, but is written so well that it can appeal to a much more general audience. It covers everything that anybody could want to know about the commissioning, planning and rehearsing of IDOMENEO, with enough musical detail for the professional, yet there is more than enough general background to keep all readers interested. While in general the Cambridge Opera Guide series can be well recommended, this certainly is one of the best.
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