Retail pak The Teaching Company 2003
CS ISBN 1565855612 $79.95 Eighteen cassettes
CD ISBN 1565855639 $99.95 Twenty-four CDs
In this superlative 24-lecture university-level course on Mozart's operas, Professor Greenberg demonstrates that he knows Mozart intimately. Passion and appreciation for the famous composer permeate every CD. Greenberg summarizes the major operas; COSI FAN TUTTE, DON GIOVANNI, and THE MAGIC FLUTE. His characterizations of the different parts make the production light and humorous. To help differentiate the possibly confusing array of characters, Greenberg acts the female parts in a high and intentionally squeaky voice and talks very low for the males. Listeners will hear selected musical pieces throughout the lectures. Greenberg deserves an award for his skill at making 200-year-old music fresh and funny. A.G.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]
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