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 Tonkunstler-Societat 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.
Series: Cambridge Composer Studies
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 10th September 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4
Weight (kg): 0.69