The Opera Theater of Count Franz Anton von Sporck in Prague (1724-35)


Daniel E. Freeman

392 pp.

4 illustrations

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Volume 2 in the series is Daniel Freeman’s The Opera Theater of Count Franz Anton von Sporck in Prague (1724-35) a thorough investigation which suggests significant connections between the Czech lands and European operatic traditions. This study provides great detail not only in the musical life of the time but also in the area of political social and economic life. It augments and clarifies earlier scholarship through a reexamination of all source materials both previously known and newly discovered and pays specific attention to the relationship that the theater maintained with Antonio Vivaldi and the effects of that relationship.


Daniel E. Freeman

A Lecturer in music history at the University of Minnesota since 1991 and has appeared frequently as a Resident Associate of the Smithsonian Institution since 2002. He has also taught music history at the University of Illinois and the University of Southern California. He holds a B.Mus. in Piano from the University of Wisconsin and a M.Mus. and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Illinois, where he studied with John Walter Hill. His dissertation пїЅThe Opera Theater of Count Franz Anton von Sporck in PragueпїЅ was published under the same title by Pendragon Press in 1992.. He is also the author of Josef Mysliveček, пїЅIl BoemoпїЅ (2009) and numerous scholarly articles on the musical culture of eighteenth-century Prague and the Bohemian lands, baroque opera, eighteenth-century keyboard music, and the music of Josquin des Prez, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and J. S. Bach and the Bach sons. He presently serves as Vice-President of Musica Toscana, Inc., of Louisville, Kentucky, and is the General Editor of its series of music editions, Monuments of Tuscan Music. His third book, Mozart in Prague, is in preparation.