The cook, his wife, the philosopher, and the librettist

Herwitz, Daniel
March 1994
Musical Quarterly;Spring94, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p48
Academic Journal
Deals with the sexist element in Wolgang Amadeus Mozart's opera `Don Giovanni.' Soren Kierkegaard's philosophical response to the opera in `Either/Or'; Hierarchical order of seduction and castration of the characters in the opera; `Don Giovanni' as revelation of the nature of music; Relation of Hegelian philosophical style and Kantian romantic ideas to Kierkegaard's claim.


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