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

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

by Thomas Forrest Kelly
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780964031739
Publisher:
Harvard University Department of Music
Publication date:
06/15/2008
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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