Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Mozart in Vienna
The Final Decade

$36.00 USD

  • Date Published: September 2017
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9781108378192

$ 36.00 USD
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to ebooks.com for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Mozart's greatest works were written in Vienna in the decade before his death (1781–1791). This biography focuses on Mozart's dual roles as a performer and composer and reveals how his compositional processes are affected by performance-related concerns. It traces consistencies and changes in Mozart's professional persona and his modus operandi and sheds light on other prominent musicians, audience expectations, publishing, and concert and dramatic practices and traditions. Giving particular prominence to primary sources, Simon P. Keefe offers new biographical and critical perspectives on the man and his music, highlighting his extraordinary ability to engage with the competing demands of singers and instrumentalists, publishing and public performance, and concerts and dramatic productions in the course of a hectic, diverse and financially uncertain freelance career. This comprehensive and accessible volume is essential for Mozart lovers and scholars alike, exploring his Viennese masterpieces and the people and environments that shaped them.

    • An authoritative biography of Mozart's last decade, covering all of his major Viennese works and including many that have often been marginalized in the biographical and critical literature
    • Explores the relationship between Mozart's life in Vienna and the music he composed, providing biographical detail and critical musical analysis
    • Pays particular attention to ways in which issues around performance affected compositional processes
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Simon P. Keefe is one of our greatest experts on Mozart's life and on his music. In Keefe's new book he weaves the two together into an extended narrative showing the many connections between the two. His graceful prose makes this admirable book accessible to anyone – whether beginner, experienced amateur, or professional – who is interested in gaining a fuller understanding of Mozart the man and the conditions under which he produced his extraordinary music.' Neal Zaslaw, Cornell University

    'An authoritative, richly annotated volume by a leading Mozart scholar that offers a comprehensive survey of the composer's life and music in the last ten years of his life. The integration of these two aspects is a signal achievement: a life in music, rather than a life alongside the music. The volume will be an accessible point of reference for years to come.' David Wyn Jones, Cardiff University

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108378192
    • contains: 255 music examples
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Beginnings, 1781–1782:
    1. Settling in Vienna: exploiting opportunities for instrumental performance and composition
    2. Singers and effects: seeking operatic success in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
    Part II. Instrumental and Vocal Music, 1782–1786:
    3. Consolidating experiences and expanding horizons: the instrumental music, 1782–83
    4. 'You can easily imagine that I must inevitably play some new things': Mozart's piano concertos and other instrumental works for concerts, 1784–1786
    5. Composing, performing and publishing: the 'Haydn' string quartets and other chamber music for publication, 1784–86
    6. Operas, arias, ensembles, songs and a mass: vocal and dramatic music, 1782–86
    Part III. The Da Ponte Operas, 1786–1790:
    7. Le nozze di Figaro
    8. In Prague and Vienna: Don Giovanni, 1787–88
    9. The Figaro revival and Così fan tutte
    Part IV. Instrumental Music, 1786–90:
    10. For publication and performance: solo and chamber music
    11. Orchestral music and concert activities
    Part V. Mozart in 1791:
    12. New beginnings, continuations and endings: Mozart's last year.

  • Author

    Simon P. Keefe, University of Sheffield
    Simon P. Keefe is James Rossiter Hoyle Chair of Music at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of three books on Mozart, including Mozart's Requiem: Reception, Work, Completion (Cambridge, 2012), which won the 2013 Marjorie Weston Emerson Award. He is also the editor of six volumes for Cambridge University Press, including Mozart Studies (2006) and Mozart Studies 2 (2015), and is general editor of the Royal Musical Association monographs series. In 2005 he was elected a life member of the Academy for Mozart Research at the International Mozart Foundation in Salzburg.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×