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Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

Author: Georg Knepler
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Described in Germany as the 'most thought-provoking' book of the bicentennial year, Georg Knepler's acclaimed study of Mozart is now available in paperback.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georg Knepler
ISBN: 0521588235 9780521588232 0521419727 9780521419727
OCLC Number: 37451145
Description: xvii, 374 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Outline of a remarkable life --
From child prodigy to genius --
Expressing convictions and thoughts in notes --
Mozart's reading habits --
Making things significant --
The major-minor opposition --
Mozart in the eyes of posterity --
A turning point --
Taking stock of Salzburg --
The move to Vienna --
Other remarkable lives --
Mozart of the Wohltatigkeit --
Convictions and thoughts: a closer look --
A traditionalist? --
The question of imitation --
Zerlina and the three modes of music --
The genuine natural forms of music --
Musical portraits --
How opera was dramatized by the symphony --
How instrumental music was sematicized by vocal music --
Conclusions from endings --
Building blocks and principles of construction --
A hostile fate...though only in Vienna --
Mozart in his day and ours.
Other Titles: Wolfgang Amadé Mozart.
Responsibility: Georg Knepler ; translated by J. Bradford Robinson.

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