The Cambridge Companion to Mozart / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Bridging the gap between scholarly and popular images of Mozart, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of all of his important works; the reception of his music since his death; the contexts which inform his work and his significance as a performer. It paints a rounded yet focused picture of one of the most revered artists of all time and enhances readers' appreciation of his extraordinary output.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction Simon P. Keefe; Chronology of Mozart's Life and Works Simon P. Keefe; Part I. Mozart in Context: 1. Mozart and Salzburg Cliff Eisen; 2. Mozart in Vienna Dorothea Link; 3. Mozart's compositional methods: writing for his singers Ian Woodfield; 4. Mozart and late eighteenth-century aesthetics David Schroeder; Part II. The Works: 5. The keyboard music W. Dean Sutcliffe; 6. The concertos in aesthetic and stylistic context Simon P. Keefe; 7. The orchestral music Simon P. Keefe; 8. Mozart's chamber music Cliff Eisen; 9. Mozart as a vocal composer Paul Corneilson; 10. The opere buffe Edmund J. Goehring; 11. Mozart and opera seria Julian Rushton; 12. Mozart's German operas David J. Buch; Part III. Reception: 13. Mozart in the nineteenth century John Daverio; 14. Mozart and the twentieth century Jan Smaczny; 15. The Evolution of Mozartian biography William Stafford; Part IV. Performance: 16. Mozart the performer Katalin Komlós; 17. Performance practice in the music of Mozart Robert D. Levin.