Idomeneo in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

3.5 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780486271088: Idomeneo in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In the summer of 1780, Mozart received a commission from Munich to write an opera seria — a form of opera that catered to eighteenth-century tastes for stories with classical and mythological subjects and for musical scores that provided ample opportunities for bravura singing. Idomeneo, first performed at the Court Opera in Munich early in 1781, triumphantly reveals the young composer at the summit of his powers. Rather than the stereotypical score that was often little more than a thinly contrived excuse for exhibitionistic singing, Mozart's music was rich in dramatic force and heroic emotion, with a new emphasis on choral singing and exceptionally full and elaborate scoring — qualities amply demonstrated in this authoritative full-score edition of the opera.
High drama asserts itself in the scene most crucial to the plot: caught in a storm at sea, King Idomeaeus of Crete has promised Neptune that if spared from imminent shipwreck he will sacrifice the first person he sees upon reaching land. As he touches shore, the first person the king sees is his son, Idamantes. The exciting drama that follows, brought to life by Mozart's masterly score, will delight opera lovers, singers, musicians, and music students. Idomeneo is reprinted here from the authoritative full-score edition published by Breitkopf & Härtel.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Music lovers can bless the name and aims of Dover Publications, which has made available myriad musical scores that would otherwise be unavailable, at prices that even students can love. Idomeneo, one of those problematic operas seria that originally called for a castrato in a principal role, is not Mozart's best, but it still has some great music, including the phenomenal scene in which the various characters lament their cruel fates. As usual with Dover, this score is a reprint of a German original; it offers the complete orchestration, which will make it more useful to the music student than to the working singer.

About the Author:

A child prodigy who blossomed into the Classical era's most influential composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91) wrote more than 600 works in his brief life. His oeuvre encompasses a wide variety of genres, including symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780486271088

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486271080 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1001820

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications (2012)
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0486271080

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486271080. Seller Inventory # Z0486271080ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486271080. Seller Inventory # Z0486271080ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486271080. Seller Inventory # Z0486271080ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486271080. Seller Inventory # Z0486271080ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486271080. Seller Inventory # Z0486271080ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486271080. Seller Inventory # Z0486271080ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486271080 ISBN 13: 9780486271088
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486271080. Seller Inventory # Z0486271080ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book