Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera

University of Chicago Press, 1998 - 648 Seiten
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 A generous selection of excerpts from Salieri's works, most previously unpublished, will give readers a fuller appreciation for his musical style—and its influence on Mozart—than was previously possible.

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Salieri's place in music history may have been permanently influenced by the film Amadeus, in which he is one-dimensionally portrayed as Mozart's less-talented nemesis. Now musicologist Rice, author ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


Costume designs for Arteneo and Elamir in Axurre dOrmus
From Venice to Vienna
Theaters Management Personnel
Goldonian Opera Buffa in Vienna before Salieri
Constructing Le donne letterate
Youthful Exploration and Experiment
Three Goldonian Comedies
and the End of the Impresarial Decade
Die Bergknappen
A Chronological List of Salieris Operas
Index ofSaIieris Works

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