Three Modes of Perception in Mozart by Edmund Joseph Goehring

Three Modes of Perception in Mozart The Philosophical, Pastoral, and Comic in Cosi fan tutte Hardcover Nov 11 2004

By Edmund Joseph Goehring
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This 2004 book is a full-length, scholarly study of what is widely regarded as Mozart's most enigmatic opera and Lorenzo Da Ponte's most erudite text. Against the long-standing judgement that the opera uses a misguided confidence in reason to traduce feeling, Goehring's study shows how Cosi affirms comedy's regenerative powers and its capacity to grant access to modes of sympathy and understanding that are otherwise inaccessible. In making this argument, the book surveys a rich literary, operatic and intellectual territory. It offers fresh perspective on the relationships between text and tone in the opera, on the tension between comedy and philosophy and its representation in stage works and on the pastoral mode which the opera uses in subtle ways. Throughout, Goehring's argument is sustained by close readings of primary sources, many of them little known, and is richly illustrated with musical examples.

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication date
Nov 11 2004
Language
English
Pages
320
ISBN-13
9780521838818
ISBN-10
0521838819
Weight
640g
Dimensions
152.0mm x 228.0mm