The Magic Flute

Vocal Score

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571507337

Category: Music

Page: 232

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Excerpt from The Magic Flute, Die Zauberflote: An Opera in Two Acts Pop. The fowler comes, in spite of rain, And sings his songs in merry strain; This merry fowler, too, is known By young and old, from zone to zone. Knows how to whistle every sound That birds may sing the whole year round. Oh. None can be more blithe than I, With these sweet warblers of the sky. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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La Sonnambula in Full Score

Author: Vincenzo Bellini

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486494489

Category: Music

Page: 480

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A favorite with audiences and musicians since its first performance in 1831, this tale of two lovers unfolds in an idyllic village setting. Bellini was one of the most popular composers of his era, and this opera is particularly admired for the simplicity and economy of its orchestration and its inspired lyricism.
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L'enfance du Christ, Op 25. in Full Score

Author: Hector Berlioz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486408523

Category: Music

Page: 174

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Unlike much of Berlioz' music, this meditation on the childhood of Christ is restrained, lyrical, and delicate. The three-part work is scored for seven solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, combining dramatic action and theatricality with philosophical reflection and moments of serene contemplation. The singing text appears in French and German.
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The Authentic Magic Flute Libretto

Mozart's Autograph or the First Full-Score Edition?

Author: Michael Freyhan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869675

Category: Music

Page: 308

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Shortly after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's death, his widow Constanze sent a manuscript copy of one of his most beloved operas, Die Zauberflste, to the court of the Elector of Cologne. It was eventually published by Nicolaus Simrock in 1814 as the first full-score edition. However, the question still remains as to why this early copy in her possession diverges from Mozart's autograph in so many libretto details. The Authentic Magic Flute Libretto: Mozart's Autograph or the First Full-Score Edition? investigates the origin and claim to authenticity of the first full-score edition of Die Zauberflste, drawing attention to the close bond between words and music. Michael Freyhan brings the subtlety of the first edition word setting to the attention of scholars, musicians, and opera-lovers, setting out the evidence for its authenticity and detailing the quest, pursued in 15 countries, for the earliest possible historical sources. Freyhan examines the differences between the first edition and the autograph, discussing the quality of the word-setting_supported by 32 musical examples_and evaluating the relationship of the two texts in terms of language and literature. The following chapters discuss the early history of the autograph, focusing on four alleged owners, its market value, and the misleading catalogue numbering systems seen on the first page. Details of the performance and publication history of the first edition text are followed by a new perspective on the disputed authorship of the libretto, in light of the possible existence of two authentic texts. A concluding chapter discusses Mozart's sketches and working methods, while an appendix traces the character and career of Karl Ludwig Giesecke, one of the writers who claimed ownership of the opera's libretto. The book also includes several photos and the complete first edition libretto, in German and with literal English translation, providing a side-by-side text comparison with the autograph text.
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Printed opera scores in American libraries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780889464193

Category: Music

Page: 1646

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A multi-volume set giving detailed information on every aspect of opera - over 100,000 entries. Improves on Steiger's Opernlexikon by including two additional data-categories for each work (language of text and literary sources) and by covering composers who have appeared since the end-date of Steiger's work (1934).
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American Art Songs of the Turn of the Century

Author: Paul Sperry

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486267494

Category: Music

Page: 158

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42 of the best songs of a halcyon period in American music, richly varied in mood, sentiment and musical character, including classics by Edward MacDowell, Charles Ives, Amy Beach, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, Oley Speaks, Ethelbert Nevin, John Philip Sousa, Charles Wakefield Cadman and 14 other composers. Reprinted from rare original song sheets in full piano and vocal arrangements.
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Zauberflote

Author: Peter Branscombe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319164

Category: Music

Page: 247

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Few operas have had more written about them than Die Zauberflöte, yet few are as often exposed to misguided comment--or to idiosyncratic productions. This book sets out to provide a straightforward account of Mozart's most beloved opera, exposing the half-truths and legends that have proliferated since its first production in 1791. The sources for the opera are discussed, and there are chapters devoted to composition of the work, the authorship and qualities of the libretto, the music (analyzed by Erik Smith), early productions and performance history, and the practical problems of directing a production (examined by Anthony Besch). The book contains illustrations, a synopsis, bibliography, and discography and will be of interest to music students, scholars and operagoers.
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