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Author Keefe, Simon P., 1968-

Title Mozart's Requiem : reception, work, completion / Simon P. Keefe.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Reference    782.3238 Mozart,W KEE    Available
Description xiii, 263 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series Music in context
Music in context.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-257) and index.
Contents The Requiem legend in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Criticism and scholarship from 1800 to the present day -- The Requiem in performance -- Mozart's work on the Requiem: sounds and strategies -- After Mozart: the Requiem completion, 1791-1792 -- Modern completions of the Requiem -- Epilogue: a Requiem for the future.
Summary "Presenting a fresh interpretation of Mozart's Requiem, Simon P. Keefe redresses a longstanding scholarly imbalance whereby narrow consideration of the text of this famously incomplete work has taken precedence over consideration of context in the widest sense. Keefe details the reception of the Requiem legend in general writings, fiction, theatre and film, as well as discussing criticism, scholarship and performance. Evaluation of Mozart's work on the Requiem turns attention to the autograph score, the document in which myths and musical realities collide. Franz Xaver Süssmayr's completion (1791-2) is also re-appraised and the ideological underpinnings of modern completions assessed. Overall, the book affirms that Mozart's Requiem, fascinating for interacting musical, biographical, circumstantial and psychological reasons, cannot be fully appreciated by studying only Mozart's activities. Broad-ranging hermeneutic approaches to the work, moreover, supersede traditionally limited discursive confines"--Back cover.
Subject Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Requiem, K. 626, D minor.
ISBN 0521198372

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