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Adriana Ferrarese del Bene (born c. 1755 in Ferrara - died after 1804 in Venice) was an Italian operatic soprano.
Maria Anna Josepha Francisca Gottlieb (29 April 1774 – 4 February 1856) was an Austrian soprano.
An aria (air; plural: arie, or arias in common usage, diminutive form arietta or ariette) in music was originally any expressive melody, usually, but not always, performed by a singer.
The Gulden or forint (Gulden, forint, forinta/florin, zlatý) was the currency of the lands of the House of Habsburg between 1754 and 1892 (known as the Austrian Empire from 1804 to 1867 and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy after 1867), when it was replaced by the Krone/korona as part of the introduction of the gold standard.
A baritone is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice types.
A bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.
A bass-baritone is a high-lying bass or low-lying "classical" baritone voice type which shares certain qualities with the true baritone voice.
The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble.
The Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K. 191/186e, is a bassoon concerto written in 1774 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The Burgtheater (en: (Imperial) Court Theatre), originally known as K.K. Theater an der Burg, then until 1918 as the K.K. Hofburgtheater, is the Austrian National Theatre in Vienna and one of the most important German language theatres in the world.
C major (or the key of C) is a major scale based on C, with the pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. C major is one of the most common key signatures used in western music.
Cavatina (Italian diminutive of cavata, the producing of tone from an instrument, plural cavatine) is a musical term, originally meaning a short song of simple character, without a second strain or any repetition of the air.
Cecilia Bartoli, Cavaliere OMRI (born 4 June 1966) is an Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist.
The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a string instrument.
Charles Welles Rosen (May 5, 1927December 9, 2012) was an American pianist and writer on music.
A choir (also known as a quire, chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers.
The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.
Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert.
A contralto is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range is the lowest female voice type.
The Krönungsmesse (German for Coronation Mass) (Mass No. 15 in C major, K. 317; sometimes Mass No. 16), composed in 1779, is one of the most popular of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 17 extant settings of the Ordinary of the Mass.
(Thus Do They All, or The School for Lovers), K. 588, is an Italian-language opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first performed on 26 January 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria.
A country dance is any of a large number of social dances of the British Isles in which couples dance together in a figure or "set", each dancer dancing to his or her partner and each couple dancing to the other couples in the set.
A critical edition of an opera has been defined by American musicologist Philip Gossett as "an edition that bases itself wherever possible on the very finest and most accurate sources for an opera.
A cuckold is the husband of an adulterous wife.
D major (or the key of D) is a major scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, sharp, G, A, B, and sharp.
Dexter Edge (born in Tacoma, Washington, 20 January 1953) is an American musicologist.
Don Giovanni (K. 527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, namely Don Giovanni or The Libertine Punished) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
Droit du seigneur ('lord's right'), also known as jus primae noctis ('right of the first night'), refers to a supposed legal right in medieval Europe, and elsewhere, allowing feudal lords to have sexual relations with subordinate women (the "wedding night" detail is specific to some variants).
Elizabeth Forbes (3 August 1924 – 22 October 2014) was an English author, music critic, and musicologist who specialised in writing about opera.
An encore is when performers in a live show give an additional performance after the planned show has ended, usually in response to extended applause from the audience.
Esterháza is a palace in Fertőd, Hungary, built by Prince Nikolaus Esterházy.
F major (or the key of F) is a major scale based on F, with the pitches F, G, A, flat, C, D, and E. Its key signature has one flat: B. Its relative minor is D minor and its parallel minor is F minor.
Falstaff is a comic opera in three acts by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
The Fantasy on Themes from Mozart's Figaro and Don Giovanni (German: Fantasie über Themen aus Mozarts Figaro und Don Giovanni), S.697, is an operatic paraphrase for solo piano by Franz Liszt, left as an unfinished manuscript upon his death, but completed by the pianist Leslie Howard and published in 1997.
Ferenc Kazinczy (archaically English: Francis Kazinczy, October 27, 1759 – August 23, 1831) was a Hungarian author, poet, translator, neologist, the most indefatigable agent in the regeneration of the Hungarian language and literature at the turn of the 19th century.
The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group.
A fortepiano is an early piano.
Francesco Benucci (ca. 1745 – 5 April 1824) was an outstanding Italian bass/baritone singer of the 18th century.
Franz Liszt (Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc;Liszt's Hungarian passport spelt his given name as "Ferencz". An orthographic reform of the Hungarian language in 1922 (which was 36 years after Liszt's death) changed the letter "cz" to simply "c" in all words except surnames; this has led to Liszt's given name being rendered in modern Hungarian usage as "Ferenc". From 1859 to 1867 he was officially Franz Ritter von Liszt; he was created a Ritter (knight) by Emperor Francis Joseph I in 1859, but never used this title of nobility in public. The title was necessary to marry the Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein without her losing her privileges, but after the marriage fell through, Liszt transferred the title to his uncle Eduard in 1867. Eduard's son was Franz von Liszt. 22 October 181131 July 1886) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, organist, philanthropist, author, nationalist and a Franciscan tertiary during the Romantic era.
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer.
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard which activates a row of levers that in turn trigger a mechanism that plucks one or more strings with a small plectrum.
Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (18 November 178630 April 1855) was an English composer.
Indiana University Press, also known as IU Press, is an academic publisher founded in 1950 at Indiana University that specializes in the humanities and social sciences.
John Barry Steane (12 April 1928 – 17 March 2011) was an English music critic, musicologist, literary scholar and teacher, with a particular interest in singing and the human voice.
Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist of the Romantic period.
John Paul Corigliano (born 16 February 1938) is an American composer of classical music.
John Tyrrell (born 1942) is a British musicologist.
(Franz) Joseph HaydnSee Haydn's name.
Joseph II (Joseph Benedikt Anton Michael Adam; 13 March 1741 – 20 February 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to his death.
Joseph Weigl (28 March 1766 – 3 February 1846) was an Austrian composer and conductor, born in Eisenstadt, Hungary, Austrian Empire.
The Köchel-Verzeichnis or Köchelverzeichnis is a chronological catalogue of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, originally created by Ludwig von Köchel, in which the entries are abbreviated K. and KV.
In music theory, the key of a piece is the group of pitches, or scale, that forms the basis of a music composition in classical, Western art, and Western pop music.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
Laxenburg is a market town in the district of Mödling, in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.
A league is a unit of length.
A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata or musical.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres.
Lorenzo Da Ponte (10 March 174917 August 1838) was an Italian, later American opera librettist, poet and Roman Catholic priest.
Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770Beethoven was baptised on 17 December. His date of birth was often given as 16 December and his family and associates celebrated his birthday on that date, and most scholars accept that he was born on 16 December; however there is no documentary record of his birth.26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.
Luisa Laschi, also known as Luisa Laschi-Mombelli, (c. 1760 – c. 1790) was an Italian operatic soprano prominent in the opera houses of Austria and Italy.
Maria Anna Sabina (von) Genzinger (6 November 1754 - 26 January 1793), called "Marianne", was a Viennese amateur musician, the mother of six children, and a friend of the composer Joseph Haydn.
Masterpiece, magnum opus (Latin, great work) or chef-d’œuvre (French, master of work, plural chefs-d’œuvre) in modern use is a creation that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career or to a work of outstanding creativity, skill, profundity, or workmanship.
The Metropolitan Opera is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
A mezzo-soprano or mezzo (meaning "half soprano") is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range lies between the soprano and the contralto voice types.
Michael Kelly (25 December 1762 – 9 October 1826) was an Irish singer (tenor), composer and theatrical manager who made an international career of importance in musical history.
In music, a motif (also motive) is a short musical idea, a salient recurring figure, musical fragment or succession of notes that has some special importance in or is characteristic of a composition: "The motive is the smallest structural unit possessing thematic identity".
Anna (or Ann) Selina Storace, known as Nancy Storace (27 October 176524 August 1817), was an English operatic soprano.
The natural horn is a musical instrument that is the ancestor of the modern-day horn, and is differentiated by its lack of valves.
Dame Nellie Melba GBE (born Helen Porter Mitchell; 19 May 186123 February 1931) was an Australian operatic soprano.
The Neue Mozart-Ausgabe (NMA; English: New Mozart Edition) is the second complete works edition of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut.
Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy (Esterházy I. Miklós, Nikolaus I. Joseph Fürst Esterhazy; 18 December 1714 – 28 September 1790) was a Hungarian prince, a member of the famous Esterházy family.
"" (You shall go no more) is an aria for bass from Mozart's 1786 opera The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492.
Oboes are a family of double reed woodwind instruments.
Oliver Ditson (October 20, 1811 – December 21, 1888) was an American businessman and founder of Oliver Ditson and Company, one of the major music publishing houses of the late 19th century.
Opera (English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers.
Opera buffa ("comic opera", plural: opere buffe) is a genre of opera.
Operabase is an online database of opera performances, opera houses and companies, and performers themselves as well as their agents.
Overture (from French ouverture, "opening") in music is the term originally applied to the instrumental introduction to an opera.
A page or page boy is traditionally a young male attendant or servant, but may also have been used for a messenger at the service of a nobleman.
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (24 January 1732 – 18 May 1799) was a French polymath.
Recitative (also known by its Italian name "recitativo") is a style of delivery (much used in operas, oratorios, and cantatas) in which a singer is allowed to adopt the rhythms of ordinary speech.
The cavatina "" is an aria for baritone or bass from the first act of the opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
A seal is a device for making an impression in wax, clay, paper, or some other medium, including an embossment on paper, and is also the impression thus made.
Seville (Sevilla) is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain.
Sonata form (also sonata-allegro form or first movement form) is a musical structure consisting of three main sections: an exposition, a development, and a recapitulation.
A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California.
Stanley John Sadie, CBE (30 October 1930 – 21 March 2005) was an influential and prolific British musicologist, music critic, and editor.
Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer.
The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family.
"" (On the breeze...What a gentle little Zephyr) is a duettino, or a short duet, from act 3 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
Tafelmusik (German: literally, "table-music") is a term used since the mid-16th century for music played at feasts and banquets.
In musical terminology, tempo ("time" in Italian; plural: tempi) is the speed or pace of a given piece.
Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice, whose vocal range is normally the highest male voice type, which lies between the baritone and countertenor voice types.
In music, tessitura (pl. tessiture, "texture") is the most esthetically acceptable and comfortable vocal range for a given singer or, less frequently, musical instrument; the range in which a given type of voice presents its best-sounding (or characteristic) timbre.
Il barbiere di Siviglia, ovvero La precauzione inutile (The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution) is a comic opera by Giovanni Paisiello from a libretto by Giuseppe Petrosellini, even though his name is not identified on the score's title page.
The Barber of Seville or the Useless Precaution (Le Barbier de Séville ou la Précaution inutile) is a French play by Pierre Beaumarchais, with original music by Antoine-Laurent Baudron.
The Ghosts of Versailles is an opera in two acts, with music by John Corigliano to an English libretto by William M. Hoffman.
The Guilty Mother subtitled The Other Tartuffe is the third play of the Figaro trilogy by Pierre Beaumarchais; its predecessors were ''The Barber of Seville'' and ''The Marriage of Figaro''.
The Magic Flute (German), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder.
The Marriage of Figaro (La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro ("The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro")) is a comedy in five acts, written in 1778 by Pierre Beaumarchais.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians.
Timpani or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
Travesti (literally "disguised" in French) is a theatrical term referring to the portrayal of a character in an opera, play, or ballet by a performer of the opposite sex.
A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.
Valet and varlet are terms for male servants who serve as personal attendants to their employer.
A voice type classifies a singing voice by vocal range, vocal weight, tessitura, vocal timbre, vocal transition points (passaggia) like breaks and lifts, and vocal register.
William Somervell Mann (14 February 19245 September 1989) was an English music critic.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era.
There is no question that the Praguers of the late eighteenth century exhibited a special appreciation for the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, even though, as recently pointed out by Daniel E. Freeman, confirmations of this fact attributed to Mozart himself in sayings such as "" ("My Praguers understand me") have only come down to posterity second or third hand.
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