Thomson, Ian

Dr. Ian Thomson researched flute and string music by Gluck, voice music by Donizetti, and flute and drum music by Mozart. He received his Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia. Dr. Thomson has been published in the Journal of the British Flute Society.

Magic Flute Libretto: More Literary, Religious and Historical Sources and Their Interprettions
2014 0-7734-0059-1
This libretto-based study exposes the existence of an overriding purpose rooted in late-eighteenth-century eschatological thought. It also offers a new perspective on the opera’s origins.

Dr. Thomson examines the Alberti libretto of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) as a literary form and reveals unexamined literary, historical and religious sources, leading to a new, more coherent interpretation of the opera and to hypotheses about the identity of the libretto’s author and Mozart’s death.



Ten Latin Schooltexts of the Later Middle Ages Translated Sections
1990 0-88946-124-4
An anthology of texts used in medieval Latin instruction, with introductions and notes. The only anthology to make the most important texts in this subject area available in English. Of use to scholars in English, history, comparative literature, theater, speech, medieval studies, and Latin.