The Century of Bach and Mozart: Perspectives on Historiography, Composition, Theory and Performance

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For Many Today Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stand as towering representatives of European music of the eighteenth century, composers whose works reflect intellectual, religious, and aesthetic trends of the period. Research on their compositions continues in many ways to shape our broader understanding of eighteenth century musical thought and its contexts. This collection of essays by leading anthorities in the field offers a variety of new perspectives on the two composers, as well as some ...

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Overview

For Many Today Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stand as towering representatives of European music of the eighteenth century, composers whose works reflect intellectual, religious, and aesthetic trends of the period. Research on their compositions continues in many ways to shape our broader understanding of eighteenth century musical thought and its contexts. This collection of essays by leading anthorities in the field offers a variety of new perspectives on the two composers, as well as some of their important contemporaries, Haydn in particular. Adderssing topics as diverse as the historiography of eighteenth-century music, concepts of time and musical form, the idea of the musical work and its relation to publishing practices, compositional process, and performance practice, these essays together constitute a major contribution to eighteenth-century studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964031739
  • Publisher: Harvard University Department of Music
  • Publication date: 6/15/2008
  • Series: Isham Library Papers
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 427
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University.

Sean Gallagher is Associate Professor of Music at Harvard University.

Elaine R. Sisman is Associate Professor of Music, Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I Eighteenth-Century Music in its Intellectual Contexts

The German Eighteenth Century: Marking Time David Blackbourn 3

Fundamenta Partiturae: Thorough Bass and Foundations of Eighteenth-Century Composition Pedagogy Thomas Christensen 17

Mishmash or Synthesis? On the Psychagogic Form of The Creation Hermann Danuser 41

Six of One: The Opus Concept in the Eighteenth Century Elaine Sisman 79

Part II Composing and Hearing Music in the Eighteenth Century

Bach's Passions and the Textures of Time John Butt 111

Bach and Hypocrisy: Appearance and Truth in Cantatas Eric Chafe 121

Tartini and his Texts Sergio Durante 145

Part III Sources and Transmission

The Evolution of "Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär" BWV 80/5 Daniel R. Melamed 189

Bach and Mozart: From the Perspective of Different Documentary Evidence Hans-Joachim Schulze 207

On Johann Sebastian Bach's Creative Process: Observations from His Drafis and Sketches Peter Wollny 217

One More Time: Mozart and His Cadenzas Neal Zaslaw 239

Part IV Issues in Historiography

On Ancient Languages: The Historical Idiom in the Music of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart Ulrich Konrad 253

Eighteenth-Century Music as a Socio-Political Metaphor? Reinhard Strohm 279

The Century of Handel and Haydn James Webster 297

Mozart's Fantasy, Haydn's Caprice: What's in a Name? Gretchen Wheelock 317

Part V Interpreting Eighteenth-Century Music

The Clavier Speaks Christopher Hogwood 345

Ten Years of Bach Cantatas Ton Koopman 371

Mozart's Working Methods in the Keyboard Concertos Robert Levin 379

Notes on Contributors 409

Index 417

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