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The Viennese Minor-Key Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Mozart

Matthew Riley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199349678
eISBN:
9780199349692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199349678.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

A very small proportion of eighteenth-century symphonies are in minor keys, yet they include some of the most dramatic and best-known works of the symphonic repertoire, such as Haydn’s “Farewell” ... More


Cabals and Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna

Ian Woodfield

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190692636
eISBN:
9780190692667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692636.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This is a study of the political context in which Mozart wrote his three Italian comedies, Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. Joseph II’s decision to place his opera buffa troupe in ... More


Intertroupe Rivalries: The Reception of figaro

Ian Woodfield

in Cabals and Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190692636
eISBN:
9780190692667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692636.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Joseph II’s failed scheme to swap the Austrian Low Countries for Bavaria provoked the formation of a league of states opposed to this reconfiguration of Europe. In order to repair the damage done to ... More


Operatic Satire: Dittersdorf’s Figaro

Ian Woodfield

in Cabals and Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190692636
eISBN:
9780190692667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692636.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

Following a highly successful year in Vienna, during which he composed three operas for the German troupe at the National Theater, Dittersdorf returned to take up his administrative positions in ... More


Conclusion

Ian Woodfield

in Cabals and Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190692636
eISBN:
9780190692667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692636.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

In the first half of 1791, during and following the visit by the Neapolitan royal family, Leopold II and other members of the Habsburg dynasty, made a point of attending suburban Singspiel ... More


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