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In 1790, when Cost fan tutte was first performed in Vienna, the town's population was only about that of present-day Norwich. Nevertheless, it supported five full-time professional theatres and about 90 amateur ones, and most of these performed a large proportion of musical works.
PETER BRANSCOMBE describes the Vienna of the period and the musical taste of its inhabitants who, on the whole, preferred other long-forgotten works to those of Mozart,

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