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Mozart's GhostsHaunting the Halls of Musical Culture$
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Mark Everist

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389173

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.001.0001

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Mozart in Two Worlds

Mozart in Two Worlds

The writings on music of blaze de bury

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(p.190) (p.191) { 7 } Mozart in Two Worlds
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Mozart's Ghosts
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Mark Everist

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.003.0007

Modern views of French nineteenth-century understandings of Mozart have been colored by access only to the writings of Berlioz which, however imaginative from a literary viewpoint, represent a highly idiosyncratic and pointed view. An alternative, and more typical, perspective may be obtained by examining the changing views on Mozart during the half century that Ange-Henri Blaze (dit Blaze de Bury; 1813-1888) wrote music criticism for the Revue des deux mondes (1834-1882). Beginning with his work on the 1834 production of Don Giovanni at the Paris Opéra and his play Le souper chez le commandeur, the chapter gives an account of not only Blaze de Bury's views on Mozart's music but the ways in which they changed from the period after the death of Beethoven to the zenith of Wagnérisme.

Keywords:   mozart, blaze de bury, revue des deux mondes, press, paris, 1834-1882

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