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The Creative World of Mozart
     

The Creative World of Mozart

by Paul Henry Lang (Editor), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 
More than any other of the classic masters of music except perhaps Bach, Mozart continues to be the subject of intensive investigation.
Every phase of his career and output, the workings of his mind, and his relations with other composers are being studied by scholars in various countries. This collection of articles were written for the Musical Quarterly by

Overview

More than any other of the classic masters of music except perhaps Bach, Mozart continues to be the subject of intensive investigation.
Every phase of his career and output, the workings of his mind, and his relations with other composers are being studied by scholars in various countries. This collection of articles were written for the Musical Quarterly by internationally known authorities who examine various aspects of Mozart's style, his works, and his life.
The introduction is an essay on the special nature of Mozart's genius. Erich Hartzmann leads us into the composer's workshop; Edward E. Lowinsky and Hans T. David analyze his rhythm and harmony; Nathan Broder describes the instrument for which the piano works were written; Ernst Fritz Schmid contrasts Mozrt's personality and output with those of his friend and older contemporary, Haydn; Friedrich Blume unravels the tangled skein of the creation of the requiem; Frederick W. Sternfeld establishes the relationship between Papageno's song and Bach's motet Singet dem Herren ein neues lied; Nathan Broder assesses A. E. Muller's Guide to the accurate performance of Mozartean Piano Concertos; and Otto Erich Deutsch investigates the errors and fallacies in Mozart biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393002188
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/17/1991
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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Paul Henry Lang
The elements of Mozart's greatness are beyond analysis and discussion. Other great musicians can be discussed, but his music does not offer any opening - it is pure, unbroken, finished to the very end. There is no such harmonious phenomenon in the entire history of music.

Meet the Author

The late Paul Henry Lang ranks among the century's most eminent musicologists. A longtime faculty member at Columbia University, he also served as editor of the Musical Quarterly and as music critic for the New York Herald Tribune.

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