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Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Mark Everist


Mozart’s Ghosts is a monograph in which Mark Everist examines the developing reputation of the composer from his death in 1791 to the present.It takes reception to mean the multiplicity of sites of impact (Wirkung) of the composer’s work in the period between the work’s composition and now, and considers them the principal environment for the development of meaning. Organized around an introduction and nine chapters, the book presents a number of sites of Mozart reception, and seeks to read them against the musical worlds that created them. So Mozart’s reception, for example, in ... More

Keywords: part one, “phantoms of the opera”, deals with stage music, part two, “holy spirits”, analyses the trope of the sacred, and part three, “specters at the feast”, considers the impact of mozart’s music in literature and film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389173
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Everist, author
University of Southampton

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