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Mozart's Requiem : historical and analytical studies, documents, score

Christoph Wolff provides a critical introduction to the Requiem in its many facets. Part I of his study focuses on the tangled genesis and completion of the work and its early reception history until Constanze's death. Wolff summarizes the current state of research on the subject, provides new perspectives on Mozart's conception of the whole work, and surveys his contributions to the movements composed posthumously by his assistant, Sussmayr. Part II provides a musical analysis of Mozart's composition, including contextual, structural, and interpretive aspects. Part III consists of an annotated collection of the principal literary documents (1791-1839) that illuminate the fascinating early history of the Requiem. The book concludes with a complete edition of the work that is at the center of Wolff's study, the authentic score of the Requiem--Mozart's fragment--supplemented by crucial excerpts from Sussmayr's 1792 Requiem completion
Print Book, English, 1998, ©1994
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University of California Press, Berkeley, 1998, ©1994
xi, 261 pages : music ; 26 cm
9780520213890, 0520213890
I. Historical perspectives: the composition, completion, and early reception of Mozart's Requiem
II. Musical aspects: the concept, structure, and character of Mozart's Requiem
III. Contemporary documents: genesis and early reception of Mozart's Requiem
IV. Score of Mozart's Requiem fragment
Translation of: Mozarts Requiem : Geschichte--Musik--Dokumente--Partitur des Fragments