|Statement||Judith A. Eckelmeyer. Vol.1.|
|Series||Studies in the history & interpretation of music -- vol.34A|
The libretto of The magic flute; the Ignaz Alberti edition, , with English translation and the German text in Mozart's autograph score --Appendix II. Letter from Gottfried van Swieten to Joseph II, and Joseph II's reply; German original and English translation -- Appendix III. Academic Book: Cultural Context of Mozart's Magic Flute Social, Aesthetic, Philosophical Vol. 2. Addresses problems of symbols and references in The Magic Flute by considering a broad cultural heritage, including the early 17th-century movement of the Rosicrucians, 17th and 18th-century educational, scientific, philosophical and religious developments, and late 18th-century social and Pages: THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF MOZART S MAGIC FLUTE Download The Cultural Context Of Mozart S Magic Flute ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to The Cultural Context Of Mozart S Magic Flute book pdf for free now. This text addresses problems of symbols and references in "The Magic Flute" by considering a broad cultural heritage, including the earlyth century movement of the Rosicrucians, 17th- and 18th-century educational, scientific, philosophical and religious developments, and lateth-century social and political : Judith A. Eckelmeyer.
The Cultural Context of Mozart's Magic Flute: Social, Aesthetic, Philosophical by Judith A. Eckelmeyer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Mozart wrote The Magic Flute in , just after the French Revolution and just before he died. Haydn had introduced Mozart to Freemasonry, and the opera is full of the ideas (the autonomy of the individual, self-determination, appalling sexism), the ideals (power, wisdom, beauty), and the symbols (aprons, hammers, compasses, a pyramid with an all-seeing eye) of the Masons. Background and context. On one level, The Magic Flute is a simple fairy tale concerning a damsel in distress and the handsome prince who rescues her. Beneath the surface, however, the piece is . Described as “an Enlightenment allegory, veiled in Masonic ritual,” The Magic Flute was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final opera. A prolific composer, Mozart’s portfolio of works included over six hundred pieces of symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music. Of all his compositions, The Magic Flute receives a distinctive status due to its critical acclaim and public.
(That book, The Cultural Context of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” [The Edwin Mellen Press, ], went to the publisher less than a month after I had received Andy’s first notice of Alf’s work.) And thus began what has been another joyful association, collaboration, and friendship, with Alf and his wife Jane, which I am happy to say still continues. Alf’s layer of information about geoscience has enormously enhanced . Once the coherence of both plot and music is understood, and joined to a body of cultural connections (more fully explored in Vol. 1 of The Cultural Context of Mozart's "Magic Flute"), one begins to recognize the meaning that is ultimately imparted by the work as a whole. This meaning is the larger subject of this essay. Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, is a fantastical tale that’s as moving as it is witty, and features some of Mozart’s most beautiful pieces. 1. A handsome prince. Act 1 opens with the handsome Prince Tamino being chased by a poisonous snake. He faints just as the snake is about to unleash its deadly bite, but the creature is killed by. Written during the final year of Mozart's life, The Magic Flute presents a magical world of surreal characters and mysterious rites, and the composer filled it with Masonic symbols and allegory.