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Wolfgang Amadè Mozart : essays on his life and his music

This volume is a collection based on the Royal Musical Association's Mozart Conference, held at London's South Bank in August 1991. That conference, the largest and most international ever held by the Association, attracted an international group of speakers, and was open to the general public. The 26 papers included here have been substantially revised and extended for publication. They provide a wide panorama of modern Mozart research, exploring aspects of his life and work hitherto obscure, interpreting his instrumental music, and describing the context, in Vienna and Salzburg, in which he lived and worked. Close attention is paid to different aspects of his operas, from Lucio Silla to La clemenza di Tito, with particular stress on the creative processes in the three great Da Ponte operas: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte
Print Book, English, 1996
Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 1996
xvi, 512 pages : illustrations, music, facsimiles ; 26 cm
9780198164432, 0198164432
1. Court, government and society in Mozart's Vienna / Derek Beales
2. Mozart's personality and creativity / Andrew Steptoe
3. Some chronological problems in Mozart: the contribution of ink-studies / John Arthur
4. Sketches during the process of composition: studies of K.504 and K.414 / Laszlo Somfai
5. Mozart's reception in Vienna, 1787-1791 / Dexter Edge
6. Prospects for a theory-based analysis of the instrumental music / Kofi Agawu
7. 'To serve the private pleasure': expression and form in the string quartets / Wye J. Allanbrook
8. An interpretation of musical dreams: towards a theory of the Mozart piano concerto cadenza / William Drabkin
9. The Salzburg symphonies: a biographical interpretation / Cliff Eisen
10. Learned style and the rhetoric of the sublime in the 'Jupiter' Symphony / Elaine R. Sisman
11. Mozart, Da Ponte and the ensemble: methods in progress? / Tim Carter
Based on the Royal Musical Association Mozart Bicentenary Conference, held in London, August 1991--Pref
Based on the Royal Musical Association's Mozart Bicentenary Conference held in 1991.