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Music in eighteenth-century Austria

David Wyn Jones (Editor)
The music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven forms a cornerstone of the modern repertoire, but very little is known about the context in which these composers worked. This volume of twelve essays by leading international scholars covers some of the musical traditions and practices of this little-understood period of music history. Beginning with the early decades of the eighteenth century, the volume documents selected aspects of musical life and style from the late Baroque period to the early years of the nineteenth century. The four main areas covered in this exploration of new territories in music history are orchestral music, sacred music, opera and keyboard music. Georg Reutter (Haydn's teacher), Antonio Salieri (Mozart's colleague) and Joseph Wolfl (a rival of Beethoven) are only three of the prominent musicians of the period who are discussed at length
Print Book, English, 1996
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England], 1996
xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9780521453493, 9780521028592, 0521453496, 0521028590
1. Introduction: new challenges, new perspectives David Won Jones
Part I. Overture, Symphony and Concerto: 2. The trumpet overture and sinfonia in Vienna 1715-1822: rise, decline and reformulation A. Peter Brown
3. The early Classical violin concerto Chappell White
Part II. Traditions in Sacred Music: 4. Haydn's Missa sunt bona mixta malis and the a cappella tradition David Wyn Jones
5. John Baptist Vanhal and the pastoral mass tradition Bruce MacIntyre
6. The Austrian pastorella and the stylus rusticanus: comic and pastoral elements in Austrian music, 1750-1800
Part III. Opera and Drama: 7. The Applausus musicus, or Singgedicht: a neglected genre of eighteenth-century musical theatre Robert Freeman
8. The operas of Antonio Salieri as a reflection of Viennese opera 1770-1800 John A. Rice
9. Da Ponte's Viennese librettos Konrad Kü
10. Viennese amateur or London professional? A reconsideration of Haydn's tragic cantata Julian Rushton
Part IV. Pianos and Pianism: 11. The Viennese fortepiano in the eighteenth century Eva Badura Skoda
The Beethoven-Wö
lffl piano duel Tia DeNora.
"Originally presented as papers at an international conference organized by the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Musical Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, and held at Dyffryn House, near Cardiff, in July 1991"--Preface