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Mozart and the Enlightenment: Truth, Virtue, and Beauty in Mozart's Operas

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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, Rou ...more
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Published February 17th 1996 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published March 9th 1992)
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Bjorn Arvidsson
For anyone with more than a fleeting interest in opera in general, and Mozart's operas in particular, this will shed new light on his sometimes frustrating pieces.
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This is one of the best books I've ever read. It is endlessly fascinating, and eminently readable. Suitable for non-opera people.
Kelsey
Slightly overbearing and wordy, but great on the analysis of the Enlightenment and the Opera.
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I am a historian, theorist and practitioner working in opera, music theatre and related cross-disciplinary arts.

I studied History and Art History at Cambridge (BA/MA), and then worked professionally in theatre for fifteen years. I was awarded a doctorate in music by the University of Surrey in 1999 for my book Mozart and the Enlightenment (1992). In 2004 I joined the Music Department at Sussex fro
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Rossini The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies (Cambridge Companions to Music) The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies. Edited by Nicholas Till

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