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Mozart's Operas and National Politics

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Cambridge University Press comunica la publicación del libro Mozart's Operas and National Politics. Canon Formation in Prague from 1791 to the Present de Martin Nedbal,  profesor asociado de musicología de la University of Kansas. Nedbal es autor de Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven (Routledge, 2016) traductor y editor de The Published Theoretical Works of Leoš Janáček (Editio Janáček, 2020).

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As both an in-depth study of Mozart criticism and performance practice in Prague, and a history of how eighteenth-century opera was appropriated by later political movements and social groups, this book explores the reception of Mozart's operas in Prague between 1791 and the present and reveals the profound influence of politics on the construction of the Western musical canon. 
Tracing the links between performances of Mozart's operas and strategies that Bohemian musicians, critics, directors, musicologists, and politicians used to construct modern Czech and German identities, Nedbal explores the history of the canonization process from the perspective of a city that has often been regarded as peripheral to mainstream Western music history. 
Individual chapters focus on Czech and German adaptations of Mozart's operas for Prague's theaters, operatic criticism published in Prague's Czech and German journals, the work of Bohemian historians interpreting Mozart, and endeavours of cultural activists to construct monuments in recognition of the composer.
Índices de Mozart's Operas and National Politics
Part I. Authenticity and Ethnicity:
1. Werktreue, patriotism, and nationalism in Prague productions of Mozart's operas
2. Mozart and ethnic identity
Part II. Monuments and Politics:
3. Bertramka and the politics of Prague's Mozart monuments
4. La clemenza di Tito and the Habsburg dynasty in Bohemia, 1791–1891
Part III. Translations and Adaptations:
5. Wenzel Mihule and Don Giovanni
6. Die Zauberflöte and Czech National theater.

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Martin Nedbal, «Mozart's Operas and National Politics. Canon Formation in Prague from 1791 to the Present», Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023, 306 pages. ISBN 9781009257596 Hardback 104,56€ e-book 72,22€

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