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Haydn, Mozart, and the Viennese School, 1740-1780

Author: Daniel Heartz
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Historians have long tried to place the music of Haydn and Mozart in the lineage of German Lutheran music. In this book, Daniel Heartz shows that the first Viennese school grew from a Catholic inheritance in Italian music and from local tradition, with an admixture of French currents. Lavishly illustrated with music examples and reproductions, both in black and white and color, this long-awaited master study will be  Read more...
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Named Person: Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Heartz
ISBN: 0393965333 9780393965339 0393037126 9780393037128
OCLC Number: 29565580
Description: xxviii, 780 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Musical life in Vienna --
2. Court composers, 1740-65 --
3. Gluck and the operatic reform --
4. Haydn: early years to ca. 1770 --
5. Haydn: the 1770s --
6. Haydn's contemporaries --
7. Mozart, apprentice --
8. Mozart, journeyman --
9. Mozart, master craftsman --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Daniel Heartz.

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Historians have long tried to place the music of Haydn and Mozart in the lineage of German Lutheran music. In this book, Daniel Heartz shows that the first Viennese school grew from a Catholic inheritance in Italian music and from local tradition, with an admixture of French currents. Lavishly illustrated with music examples and reproductions, both in black and white and color, this long-awaited master study will be of great interest to scholars, cultural historians, performers, and all intelligent music lovers.

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