The Choruses in Mozart's Opere Serie and the Genre and Historical Role of the Opera Chorus
The choruses from the eighteenth century opere serie of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart represent a body of literature that is relatively unknown. While the majority of Italian opere serie exclude the chorus, most of Mozart’s works in this genre contain significant choral scenes. The existence of opera seria as popular musical theater was short-lived, yet the choruses from Mozart’s opere serie are worthy examples of secular choral literature.
“In this significant contribution to the genre of choral music, Dr. Shrader has brought attention to an important but often overlooked source of repertoire containing many potential gems that should be performed in a concert setting.”
ISBN10: 0-7734-2928-X ISBN13: 978-0-7734-2928-4 Pages: 188 Year: 2012