Cosi fan Tutte (includes Come scoglio, Un'aura amorosa, Soave sia il vento)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Down 19. 12th of Mozart's 21 entries.
For Mozart, Così fan tutte signalled an external expression of faith in him as a composer, at a time when he needed a boost. The one-time boy wonder had realised, from early on, that music generated further music. If he could have a piano concerto ready by the time he hit town, to play when he got there, he might very well impress enough people to get a commission for, perhaps, another piano concerto.
So it proved with the opera The Marriage of Figaro. It was down to a revival of Figaro that Mozart was commissioned to write Così in 1789, ready for a 1790 premiere, on the day after his birthday.
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