MUSI 112 - Lecture 17 - Mozart and His Operas

Lecture 17 - Mozart and His Operas

Overview

Mozart and the nature of his life and work make up the topic of this lecture. Professor Wright begins by discussing the basic ways in which classical music differs from Baroque music. He then launches an exploration of Mozart's life and compositional process, making use of Mozart's letters and compositional sketches to illustrate his points. The lecture culminates with a performance of select scenes from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, featuring guest singer Professor Richard Lalli.

Assignment

Wright, Craig. Listening to Music, Ch. 20

Chinese edition: trans. Li and Yu, Ch. 20

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