Wolfgang Amadé Mozart / Edition 1

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart / Edition 1

by Georg Knepler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521588235

ISBN-13: 9780521588232

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Georg Knepler's biographical study explores Mozart's life and works from many new perspectives. It sheds light on Mozart's creative psyche, his political leanings and the underlying basis of his musical expression. The author not only shows the complexity of Mozart's music but also helps explain, in readily accessible language, its immediacy and appeal. This is a

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Overview

Georg Knepler's biographical study explores Mozart's life and works from many new perspectives. It sheds light on Mozart's creative psyche, his political leanings and the underlying basis of his musical expression. The author not only shows the complexity of Mozart's music but also helps explain, in readily accessible language, its immediacy and appeal. This is a book about Mozart the man, Mozart the towering genius, and the universal validity of his creations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521588232
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. Outline of a remarkable life; 2. From child prodigy to genius; 3. 'Expressing convictions and thoughts ... in notes'; 4. Mozart's reading habits; 5. Making things significant; 6. The major-minor opposition; 7. Mozart in the eyes of posterity; 8. A turning point; 9. Taking stock of Salzburg; 10. The move to Vienna; 11. Other remarkable lives; 12. 'Mozart of the Wohltätigkeit'; 13. Convictions and thoughts: a closer look; 14. A traditionalist?; 15. The question of imitation; 16. Zerlina and the three modes of music; 17. The 'genuine natural forms' of music; 18. Musical portraits; 19. How opera was dramatised by the symphony; 20. How instrumental music was semanticized by vocal music; 21. Conclusions from endings; 22. Building blocks and principles of construction; 23. 'A hostile fate - though only in Vienna'; 24. Mozart in his day and ours.

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