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Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. A good copy, solid binding, light pencil marking on first blank page, cover has moderate wear, no DJ if issued, a good copy. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0394434528. Remainder mark, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket light wear. Crisp hardcover.; Erratum slip laid in. "Professor Chailley fascinatingly demonstrated (with myriad examples both from the libretto adn the music) that, far from making nonsense, the opera is crowded with the most profound meanings."; xii, 336, xi pages.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Jacket has minimal wear, binding tight, internally clean. Includes errata slip. In this extraordinary book, Jacques Chailley has succeeded brilliantly in using research and minutely detailed textual study to solve one of music's most notorious mysteries and to disprove on of its most baseless libels. Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is universally recognized as a great masterpiece-and almost as universally accused of suffering from an incomprehensible, if not silly, libretto. Professor Chailley fascinatingly demonstrates (with myriad examples from both the libretto and the music) that, far from making nonsense, the opera is crowded with the most profound meanings. Having demonstrated the inconsistency of the legend according to which the "stupidity" of the plot resulted from a midstream change of plan, he displays the coherence of the opera, uncovers the interrelated hidden significance of its characters and situations, and relates them all to the great cosmic myths of the esoteric tradition from which they emanate. Under the illumination so engagingly supplied by Professor Chailley, The Magic Flute emerges as it really is: a rigorously constructed theater piece in which Mozart's wonderful music and the libretto by Emanual Shikaneder (and others) fulfill and clarify one another. This is constructive scholarship at its most readable best-in a book that is alive with the atmosphere of eighteenth-century Vienna and with fascinating men and women, from sages and royal personages to grimy scoundrels, who supply many curious sidelights on politics, music, literature, religion, and Freemasonry.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Binding square and tight and contents clean and bright. Previous owner's name sticker affixed to top of free end page. Jacket shows minor soiling and light edge wear and is now enclosed in a removable mylar... Text in English, French. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Fine in Very Good jacket. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first American edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Jacket has light overall wear including chipping at top of spine and a darkened spine with faded title. 8vo. 336 pp. plus index. In protective Mylar.
Fine. 0394434528 Knopf hardcover with dust jacket, 1971, 1st American edition, clean/tight, No marks or foxing, jacket has slight surface wear (No tears), Fine/Near Fine (like New) with erratum slip; New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a BOX with free delivery confirmation.
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