This volume marks the culmination of a scholarly life, with new texts by the founders of Mozart studies on historical and analytic themes and sources representing a cross-section of Mozart’s oeuvre. The essays address large operas like Così fan tutte, Idomeneo, and La clemenza di Tito; chamber music such as the Haydn- and “Prussian” quartets; and church music, especially the Mass in C minor, along with questions involving compositional structures and the configuration of scores. For experts on compositional technique there is an attempt to develop an internal chronology for the famous canon sketch “E nel tu, nel mio bicchiero.” Finally there is a small study of the newly discovered “Freudenlied” for Nancy Storace, KV 477a. This combination offers a richly facetted presentation of the methods and methodologies of modern Mozart research.
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