Praise for ‘Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”: A Reappraisal’

A new category of opera handbooks

“The present monograph, Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito: A Reappraisal, can be said to introduce a new category of opera handbooks: those that go a few steps further, broaden the horizon and incorporate more areas of analysis than the traditional musical ones.”

This is a quote by Anders Wiklund, Professor Emeritus in Musicology, who has written a review of the edited volume Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito: a reappraisal (Magnus Tessing Schneider & Ruth Tatlow, eds.), which has recently been published in Swedish Journal of Music Research, on the STM-SJM website (2019).

Professor Wiklund praises this edited volume volume and the contributing authors:

“By inviting the leading researchers who have previously published on the subject, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito: A Reappraisal indeed becomes the reappraisal claimed by the title.”

“The choice of La clemenza is brilliant”

“Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito: A Reappraisal is an extremely rich and enriching monograph on an operatic work, which I hope will become a yardstick for future publications. The choice of La clemenza is also brilliant, since placing it in a complex historical context allows for widely differing analytical approaches. Despite the authors’ sometimes divergent answers to their questions, it is clear – exactly as the editors point out in the preface – that it is extremely fruitful to consider the music and the text in a broad historical, political, cultural, intellectual and artistic context.” — Anders Wiklund, Professor Emeritus in Musicology, University of Gothenburg

More praise for Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito: A Reappraisal

“[The monograph] supplies a wealth of information and thoughts about this opera, which has seldom been treated in such detail. It is a very welcome complement to John A. Rice’s 1991 monograph and to Emanuele Senici’s 1997 dissertation on the reception of La clemenza di Tito.”

“The idea of starting the volume with a documented critical chronology of sources relating to the genesis and reception of the opera is brilliant.” — Lorenzo Bianconi, Università di Bologna

How to access this book

At the Stockholm University Press website you can download Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito: A Reappraisal as an ePub or pdf-file that allows you to read the book online or access it on multiple devices. You may also also order a print copy of the book through the website.


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