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Perspectives on Mozart Performance


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Paul Badura-Skoda, Katalin Komlos, Jean-Pierre Marty, Eduard Melkus, Frederick Neumann, Jaap Schroeder, Robin Stowell, R. Larry Todd, Peter Williams and Christopher Wolff
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  • Date Published: February 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521024068

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  • Perspectives on Mozart Performance, published during the Mozart bicentennial year, is the first volume in a new series. It includes essays by distinguished musicologists and performers, each exploring a different aspect of Mozart's music in performance. Several studies consider the eighteenth-century roots of Mozart's approach to performance and examine such issues as the role of ornamentation (Paul Badura-Skoda, Frederick Neumann), improvization (Katalin Komlós), cadenzas (Christoph Wolff), and Mozart's conception of tempos in a pre-metronomic age (Jean-Pierre Marty). Two studies examine Mozart's string writing (Jaap Schroeder) and the influence of his father's remarkably popular Violinschule (Robin Stowell). An essay by Peter Williams treats Mozart's use of the chromatic fourth and performance styles associated with that figura. Finally, the later, nineteenth-century response to Mozart is explored through the study of Mendelssohn's performances of Mozart (R. Larry Todd).

    • Another important publication for the Mozart bicentenary (remember Mozart didn't die until 5th December)
    • A book about how to play Mozart the way Mozart intended
    • Contributions from famous players and conductors as well as musicologists
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521024068
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 168 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mozart's trills Paul Badura-Skoda
    2. 'Ich praeludirte und spielte Variazonen': Mozart the fortepianist Katalin Komlós
    3. Mozart's tempo indications and the problem of interpretation Jean-Pierre Marty
    4. On the problem of cadenzas in Mozart's violin concertos Eduard Melkus
    5. A new look at Mozart's prosodic appoggiatura Frederick Neumann
    6. A performer's thoughts on Mozart's violin style Jaap Schröder
    7. Leopold Mozart Mozart revised: articulation in violin playing during the second half of the eighteenth century Robin Stowell
    8. Mozart according to Mendelssohn: a contribution to Rezeptionsgeschichte R. Larry Todd
    9. Some thoughts on Mozart's use of the chromatic fourth Peter Williams
    10. Cadenzas and styles of improvisation in Mozart's Piano Concertos Christoph Wolff

  • Editors

    R. Larry Todd

    Peter Williams


    Paul Badura-Skoda, Katalin Komlos, Jean-Pierre Marty, Eduard Melkus, Frederick Neumann, Jaap Schroeder, Robin Stowell, R. Larry Todd, Peter Williams and Christopher Wolff

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