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Mozart Studies 2: Cambridge Composer Studies

Mozart Studies 2: Cambridge Composer Studies

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 9/10/2015
EAN 9781107044234, ISBN10: 1107044235

Hardcover, 267 pages, 25.6 x 17.4 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Cultural, historical and reception-related contexts are central to understanding Mozart, one of the greatest and most famous musicians of all time. Widening and refining the lens through which the composer is viewed, the essays in Mozart Studies 2 focus on themes, issues, works and repertories perennially popular among Mozart scholars of all kinds, pointing to areas primed for future study and also suitable for investigation by musicians outside the scholarly community. Following on from the first Mozart Studies volume, internationally renowned contributors bring new perspectives to bear on many of Mozart's most popular works, as well as the composer's letters, biography, and reception. Chapters are grouped according to topics covered and collectively affirm the vitality of Mozart scholarship and the significant role it continues to play in defining and redefining musicological priorities in general.

Preface Simon P. Keefe
1. Mozart the letter writer and his language Ulrich Konrad
2. Mozart 'stuck in music' in Paris (1778)
towards a new biographical paradigm Simon P. Keefe
3. Mozart's association with the Tonkünstler-Societät David Black
4. The hymn topic in Mozart's instrumental music Stephen Rumph
5. A newly identified Viennese Mozart edition Rupert Ridgewell
6. Composing, performing and publishing
Mozart's 'Haydn' quartets Simon P. Keefe
7. The trouble with Cherubino … Ian Woodfield
8. Mozart's spirit from Seyfried's hands David Wyn Jones
9. Mozart, song, and the pre-uncanny Emily I. Dolan.