Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21

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 ...
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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

"The entire handbook is exceptionally clear and well written." Notes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521481564
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Twentieth-century theories of Mozart's concerto form; 3. First movements; 4. Middle movements; 5. Finales; 6 Performance practice issues.

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