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Rice, John A.

Works: 45 works in 194 publications in 4 languages and 4,788 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Scores  Biography  Manuscripts  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: ML410.M9, 782.1092
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Most widely held works by John A Rice
Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera by John A Rice( Book )

20 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing Salieri, his operas, and eighteenth-century Viennese theater vividly to life, Rice places Salieri where he belongs: no longer lurking in Mozart's shadow, but standing proudly among the leading opera composers of his age. Rice's research in the archives of Vienna and Budapest and close study of the scores reveal Salieri to have been a prolific, versatile, and adventurous composer for the stage. Countering the old view of Salieri as Mozart's mortal enemy with musical evidence suggesting that Mozart and Salieri learned from and respected one another, Rice argues that Salieri's operatic innovations paved the way for some of Mozart's most remarkable achievements. A generous selection of excerpts from Salieri's works, most previously unpublished, will give readers a fuller appreciation for his musical style than was previously possible
W.A. Mozart, La clemenza di Tito by John A Rice( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de opera van de Oostenrijkse componist (1756-1791)
Marianna Martines : a woman composer in the Vienna of Mozart and Haydn by Irving Godt( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianna Martines (1744-1813) composed in a wide variety of genres, vocal and instrumental, writing church music, oratorios, Italian arias, sonatas, and concertos. This book examines her life and compositional oeuvre. Based largely on eighteenth-century printed sources, archival documents, and letters (including several by Martines herself), and using many musical examples, the book presents a picture of the world in which she lived and composed in the gallant style
Empress Marie Therese and music at the Viennese court, 1792-1807 by John A Rice( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empress Marie Therese, second wife of Emperor Franz II, devoted much of her life to music. She played piano and sang, compiled a large music library and supported professional musicians and composers. This comprehensive survey of the Empress as musician and patron is based upon John Rice's discovery and analysis of extensive unpublished material from her private collection. In this work Rice introduces readers to the musical and cultural worlds of the Viennese court at the end of the eighteenth century
Mozart on the stage by John A Rice( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presenting a fresh approach to Mozart's achievements as a composer for the stage, John A. Rice outlines the composer's place in the operatic culture of his time. The book tells the story of how Mozart's operas came into existence, following the processes that Mozart went through as he brought his operas from commission to performance. Chapters trace the fascinating series of interactions that took place between Mozart and librettists, singers, stage designers, orchestras, and audiences. In linking the operas by topic, Rice emphasizes what Mozart's operas have in common, regardless of when he wrote them and the genres to which they belong. The book demonstrates how Mozart's entire operatic oeuvre is the product of a single extraordinary mind and a single pan-European operatic culture."--Jacket
Music in the eighteenth century by John A Rice( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Rice's Music in the Eighteenth Century takes the reader on an engrossing Grand Tour of Europe's musical centers, from Naples, to London, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and St. Petersburg —with a side trip to the colonial New World. Against the backdrop of Europe's largely peaceful division into Catholic and Protestant realms, Rice shows how "learned" and "galant" styles developed and commingled. While considering Mozart, Haydn, and early Beethoven in depth, he broadens his focus to assess the contributions of lesser-known but significant figures like Johann Adam Hiller, Francois-André Philidor, and Anna Bon. Western Music in Context: A Norton History comprises six volumes of moderate length, each written in an engaging style by a recognized expert. Authoritative and current, the series examines music in the broadest sense—as sounds notated, performed, and heard—focusing not only on composers and works, but also on broader social and intellectual currents."--Publisher's description
Four symphonies by Adalbert Gyrowetz( )

8 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Garrick to Gluck : essays on opera in the age of Enlightenment by Daniel Heartz( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 18 essays on musical theatre in the eighteenth century, written between 1967 and 2001
The Symphony in France, 1730-1790( )

11 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Temple of Night at Schönau : architecture, music, and theater in a late eighteenth-century Viennese garden by John A Rice( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on opera, 1750-1800 by John A Rice( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of opera in the second half of the 18th century has flourished during the last several decades. This volume explores opera and operatic life of the years 1750-1800 through a selection of articles intended to represent the last few decades of scholarship in all its excitement and variety
Anthology for music in the eighteenth century( )

4 editions published in 2013 in Latin and Multiple languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosi fan tutte = The school for lovers : an opera in two acts, K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre:**.0.0, timbales, cordes
Venere e Adone by Joseph Weigl( )

4 editions published in 2019 in Italian and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Anton Esterházy, faced with staging important festivities in 1791 in the absence of his court composer Haydn, turned to the young Viennese musician Joseph Weigl. He commissioned a dramatic work on a libretto by Giovanni Battista Casti to be performed by members of the Viennese court opera. Inspired by these musicians (including three soloists who had created roles in Mozart's operas) and by the prospect of an audience that included some of the Habsburg monarchy's wealthiest and most influential patrons, Weigl produced a well-crafted score that contains moments of extraordinary beauty and dramatic power. The libretto of Venere e Adone calls itself a cantata; the composer himself, in his memoirs, referred to Venere e Adone as "eine grosse Cantate." But in both text and music it conforms closely to the subspecies of Italian serious opera known as the azione teatrale or festa teatrale--typical features of which are brevity, a small cast, an important role for chorus, a plot based on Greek mythology, and a celebratory function." --
Artists and musicians : portrait studies from the Rococo to the Revolution by Daniel Heartz( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Heartz's all-new, richly documented case studies bridge generations, nationalities, genders, musical styles, and artistic schools. The soprano castrato Farinelli and the Venetian Rococo painter Jacopo Amigoni formed a friendship that lasted for many years. A generation later, in Paris, the pastellist Maurice-Quentin de La Tour expressed his love for the greatest French soprano of her age, Marie Fel, in an intimate portrait. The other studies provide glimpses into the lives of the artists Antoine Watteau, Rosalba Carriera, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Antoine Vestier, and François-André Vincent, the opera singers Faustina Bordoni and Rosalie Duplant; composers Johann Adolf Hasse, Johann Christian Bach, Antonio Sacchini, and Francois-Joseph Gossec, the gamba virtuoso Karl Abel, the music historian Charles Burney, and the Riccoboni troupe of comédiens italiennes. Besides Heartz's several pairings of artists and musicians, the collection contains ground-breaking studies by John A. Rice on the royal painter Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the opera composer Giovanni Paisiello, and by Paul Corneilson on Thomas Gainsborough's little-known portrait of the Mannheim soprano Franziska Danzi-Lebrun.--
Emperor and impresario : Leopold II and the transformation of Viennese musical theater, 1790-1792 by John A Rice( )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his short reign in Vienna, 1790-1792, Emperor Leopold II presided over a radical reshaping of Viennese musical theater. He found Vienna a city dominated by a particularly complex and sophisticated kind of opera buffa; opera seria and ballet were largely absent from the court theaters. Fully aware of the theater's potential as a symbol of the monarchy, he took charge of the court theaters, and set about transforming them according to his tastes, and those of his family and court. Documents in the Haus-, Hof-, und Staatsarchiv in Vienna show how closely Leopold supervised the court theaters. He dismissed the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte and the singer Adriana Ferrarese, both of whom helped to give Viennese opera of the 1780s its distinctive character. With the hiring of the comic soprano Irene Tomeoni, Leopold turned Viennese opera buffa in a new direction, one that valued simplicity and cheerfulness over complexity and passion. Twenty-five years in Florence as Grand Duke of Tuscany had shaped Leopold's theatrical tastes. Leopold's decision to hire Antonio Muzzarelli as balletmaster for his newly-formed ballet troupe reflected the Emperor's Florentine past, since Muzzarelli had danced often in Florence during the 1780s and had received much praise from the semi-official newspaper Gazzetta toscana. Leopold's establishment of an opera seria troupe in Vienna was likewise influenced by his experiences as Grand Duke: the serious operas he ordered performed in Vienna had been performed first in Florence, and two of the three singers he hired especially for the performance of opera seria in Vienna had sung frequently in Florence. There was no place for Mozart in Leopold's theatrical plans, but Mozart's commission to write an opera seria for Leopold's coronation in Prague as King of Bohemia was one result of the renewed interest in the genre in Vienna. Leopold's transformation of the Viennese theater continued to be felt well into the nineteenth century, and contributed to the musical environment in which Beethoven and Schubert thrived
The Temple of Night at Schönau : architecture, music, and theater in a late eighteenth-century Viennese garden by John A Rice( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four symphonies by Adalbert Gyrowetz( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One symphony : Les élémens by Jean-Féry Rebel( )

1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera
W.A. Mozart, La clemenza di TitoMarianna Martines : a woman composer in the Vienna of Mozart and HaydnEmpress Marie Therese and music at the Viennese court, 1792-1807Mozart on the stageFrom Garrick to Gluck : essays on opera in the age of EnlightenmentThe Temple of Night at Schönau : architecture, music, and theater in a late eighteenth-century Viennese gardenEssays on opera, 1750-1800Cosi fan tutte = The school for lovers : an opera in two acts, K. 588
Alternative Names
John A. Rice American musicologist

John A. Rice (musicologist) musicoloog uit Oostenrijk

Rice, John 1956-

Rice, John A.

Rice, John A, 1956-

Rice John Arthur

Rice , John Arthur <1956- >