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Music in the eighteenth-century Austria

Author: David Wyn Jones
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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. Beginning with the early decades of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Congresos
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Wyn Jones
ISBN: 0521028590 9780521028592 9780521453493 0521453496
OCLC Number: 644483758
Description: 291 p
Contents: List of plates; Preface; 1. Introduction: new challenges, new perspectives David Wyn 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 in Austria 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. Johann 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 Geoffrey Chew; Part III. Opera and Drama: 7. The applausus musicus, or Singgedicht: a neglected genre of eighteenth-century musical theatre Robert N. Freeman; 8. The operas of Antonio Salieri as a reflection of Viennese opera 1770-1800 John A. Rice; 9. Lorenzo da Ponte's Viennese librettos Konrad Kuster; 10. Viennese amateur or London professional? A reconsideration of Haydn's tragic cantata Arianna a Naxos Julian Rushton; Part IV. Pianos and Pianism: 11. The Viennese fortepiano in the eighteenth century Eva Badura-Skoda; The Beethoven-Woelfl piano duel Tia DeNora; Index.
Responsibility: edited by David Wyn Jones.


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