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by John A. Rice




Many know Antonio Salieri only as Mozart's envious nemesis from the film Amadeus. In this well-illustrated work, John A. Rice shows us what a rich musical and personal history this popular stereotype has missed.Bringing Salieri, his operas, and eighteenth-century Viennese theater vividly to life, Rice places Salieri where he belongs: no longer lurking in Mozart's shadow, but standing proudly among the leading opera composers of his age. Rice's research in the archives of Vienna and close study of his scores reveal Salieri to have been a prolific, versatile, and adventurous composer for the stage. Within the extraordinary variety of Salieri's approaches to musical dramaturgy, Rice identifies certain habits of orchestration, melodic style, and form as distinctively "Salierian"; others are typical of Viennese opera in general. A generous selection of excerpts from Salieri's works, most previously unpublished, will give readers a fuller appreciation for his musical style—and its influence on Mozart—than was previously possible.
Download Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera epub
ISBN: 0226711269
ISBN13: 978-0226711263
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: John A. Rice
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2001)
Pages: 668 pages
ePUB size: 1818 kb
FB2 size: 1985 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 195
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Faugami
Excellent book, very detailed treatment of a fascinating figure and his work.
Maximilianishe
THIS BOOK IS WORTH EVERY PENNY . . . A COMPLETE PORTRAYALOF SALIERI AND THE VIENESSE OPERA. ALSO DELVES INTO THE MANY MYTHSREGARDING SALIERO'S RELATIONSHIP TO MOZART AND HIS DEATH. THE AUTHORIS TO BE COMMENDED