‘Mozart in Prague’

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Mozart’s premiere of ‘Don Giovanni’ at the Theatre of the Estates, and many other connections, are described in ‘Mozart in Prague’

A new book — in English — about Mozart and his connections to Prague explains Mozart’s many connections to Prague, including, but not limited to, his creation of the opera Don Giovanni.

This is the opening of our review of Mozart in Prague. You can read the entire review by clicking on the black “Re:Source” tab at the top of this page.

American musicologist Dr Daniel E Freeman has repeated the service begun with his earlier book Josef Mysliveček, ‘Il Boemo’ by releasing another very helpful and authoritative volume in English, this time about Mozart’s musical, social, and financial connections to Prague.

The author says in his introduction that one of his goals was to balance the expectations of general music lovers and of musicologists, in order to appeal to the largest number of readers possible. With his meticulous scholarship, technical descriptions of some of Mozart’s music, descriptive historical sketches, excerpts from “gossipy” letters, journals, and reviews of the time, and interesting maps, prints, and photos, he has achieved his goal. … Click on ‘Re:Source’ to continue.

Photo Credits: Top: Miroslav Setnička

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