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Author LinkKeefe, Simon P.,1968-
Title LinkMozart’s Requiem : reception, work, completion / Simon P. Keefe.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description xiii, 263 p. :  ill. ;  26 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Music in context )
Series ( Music in context.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-257) and index.
Contents 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."--pub. desc.
Per.Sub. LinkMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Requiem, K. 626, D minor.
Title Sub. LinkRequiem (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)
Add.Author LinkWilliams, Dakota, honoree.

System Number 000681441
ISBN Link9780521198370

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