TITLE

Mozart and Da Ponte

AUTHOR(S)
Heartz, Daniel
PUB. DATE
December 1995
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Winter 95, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p700
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the relationship between Wolfgang Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte. Information on how they met in Vienna; Role played by Baron Wetzlar in the encounter; Information on the detailed letters that Mozart sent to his father; Mozart's description of Da Ponte; How Da Ponte described meeting Mozart for the first time; Details on Da Ponte's memoirs; How Da Ponte enhanced is role in convincing Joseph II to support the Figaro.
ACCESSION #
9605231140

 

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