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The Master Musicians: Mozart$
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Julian Rushton

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182644

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.001.0001

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Singspiel ‘music must never offend the ear’

Singspiel ‘music must never offend the ear’

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(p.118) Chapter 12 Singspiel ‘music must never offend the ear’
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The Master Musicians: Mozart
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Julian Rushton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0012

Mozart would not usually be included among musical nationalists, and most of his vocal works are in Latin or Italian. But several times he expressed the wish to write more in his own language, and the main genre using German texts was Singspiel, a term now generally understood as meaning German opera with spoken dialogue. Unfortunately, however, his desire to develop this genre seldom coincided with the demands of the theatres; and after Bastien und Bastienne, he completed only two more German operas.

Keywords:   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, German opera, Bastien und Bastienne, Singspiel

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