Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21

by David Grayson
     
 

This guide to Mozart's two most popular piano concertos -- the D minor, K. 466, and the C major, K. 467 -- presents the historical background of the works, placing them within the context of Mozart's compositional and performance activities at a time when his reputation as both composer and pianist was at its peak. The special nature of the concerto, as both a form… See more details below

Overview

This guide to Mozart's two most popular piano concertos -- the D minor, K. 466, and the C major, K. 467 -- presents the historical background of the works, placing them within the context of Mozart's compositional and performance activities at a time when his reputation as both composer and pianist was at its peak. The special nature of the concerto, as both a form and genre, is explored through a selective survey of some of the approaches that various critics have taken in discussing Mozart's concertos. The concluding chapter discusses a wide range of issues of interest to modern performers.

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"Recommended to libraries with holdings devoted to music history and analysis at the upper-division undergraduate level and above." Choice

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521481564
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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