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That Johann Sebastian Bach is a pivotal determine within the heritage of Western song is not often information, and the importance of his fulfillment is so substantial that it may be tricky to understand. In approximately Bach, fifteen students exhibit that Bach's significance extends from choral to orchestral song, from sacred tune to musical parodies, and likewise to his scribes and scholars, his predecessors and successors.
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13, b. 92-121), his own exuberant aria (no. II), his duet with Leporello DON GIOVANNI: AFFINITIES AND STRUCTURE 41 (no. 14), the balcony scene (no. 15), his management of the peasants (no. 17) and Elvira's interruption of the banquet (no. 24), we hardly recognize him as an individual. This was undoubtedly Mozart's intention. The kaleidoscopic picture of the Don is merely the negative application of the principle of individual characterization. Our hero lacks the others' homogeneity simply because he adapts himself subtly to every situation.
The dramatic connotation is the servant's fear of becoming a victim of his master's ventures. Different phases of this are shown. In the opening scene he is merely afraid of getting involved in something yet unknown; in the first section of the sextet (Andante) he tries to escape, before it will be too late; in the second section (Molto allegro) he has been caught but still wonders if there is a way to save his skin. Comparison of 50 PART 1: MOZART EXAMPLE 13 No. I, 57-61 (Leporeno) Ma rni par, che venga gen-Ie.
The servant protests but his words are stifled by his master's threats. Exeunt both. The lady returns with her fiance; she discovers her father's body and faints. When brought round she first mistakes her lover for the ravisher and then forces him to vow vengeance. The curtain falls and for the first time in the opera we hear a closing cadence in the orchestra. The opening scenes have lasted only twelve minutes, little more than the duration of a sonata movement. Few people in the audience will be aware of this.