Mozart's Piano Concertos

Mozart's Piano Concertos

by John Irving

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351557887
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/05/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John Irving is Reader in Historical Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He was previously Professor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, Director of The Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Professor of Music History and Performance Practice at The University of Bristol. His five books on Mozart include studies of the solo keyboard music, string quartets and piano concertos. He is also a fortepianist, performing and recording both on historic keyboards and modern copies.

Hometown:

Vermont

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1942

Place of Birth:

Exeter, New Hampshire

Education:

B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1965; also studied at University of Vienna; M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1967

Table of Contents

Preface
Contexts: Form, Reception and Performance: Henrich Koch and the classical concerto: Koch and the concerto genre
Koch and concerto first-movement form
Origins of Mozart's piano concertos: The 'Pasticcio' concertos, K.37, 39, 40 and 41: K.107/i-iii
Aria forms
Movement forms I: First movements: The sonata conception
First movement form
Movement forms II: Slow movements: Character
Slow movement structures: overview
Ritornello (aria) forms
Episodic (rondo) forms
Variations
Movement forms III: finales: 'Simple' rondos
Sonata rondos
Variations
The listener's perspective: i. Ways of listening: 'Kenner' and 'Nichtkenner'
ii. Channels of communication: rhetoric
Frameworks of understanding: aesthetic and philosophical contexts
Performance considerations: Keyboard instruments
Orchestral size
Mozart's Piano Concertos: A Register
Bibliography
Index.

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