Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This guide to Mozart's two most popular piano concertos--the D minor, K. 466, and the C major, K. 467 (the so-called "Elvira Madigan")--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.
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Twentieth-century theories of Mozart's concerto form; 3. First movements; 4. Middle movements; 5. Finales; 6 Performance practice issues.