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The Century of Bach & Mozart

Perspectives on Historiography, Composition, Theory & Performance

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ISBN 9780964031753

Publication Date: 09/15/2009


427 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

56 music examples, 14 tables, 24 black and white line drawings

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  • Eighteenth-Century Music in Its Intellectual Contexts
    • The German Eighteenth Century: Marking Time [David Blackbourn, Harvard University]
    • Fundamenta Partiturae: Thorough-Bass and Foundations of Eighteenth-Century Composition Pedagogy [Thomas Christensen, University of Chicago]
    • Mishmash or Synthesis? On the Psychagogic Form of The Creation [Hermann Danuser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin]
    • Six of One: The Opus Concept in the Eighteenth Century [Elaine Sisman, Columbia University]
  • Composing and Hearing Music in the Eighteenth Century
    • Bach’s Passions and the Textures of Time [John Butt, University of Glasgow]
    • Bach and Hypocrisy: Appearance and Truth in Cantatas 136 and 179 [Eric Chafe, Brandeis University]
    • Tartini and his Texts [Sergio Durate, Università di Padova]
  • Sources and Transmission
    • The Evolution of “Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär” BWV 80/5 [Daniel R. Melamed, Indiana University]
    • Bach and Mozart: From the Perspective of Different Documentary Evidence [Hans-Joachim Schulze, Bach-Archiv Leipzig]
    • On Johann Sebastian Bach’s Creative Process: Observations from His Drafts and Sketches [Peter Wollny, Bach-Archiv Leipzig]
    • One More Time: Mozart and His Cadenzas [Neal Zaslaw, Cornell University]
  • Issues in Historiography
    • On Ancient Languages: The Historical Idiom in the Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [Ulrich Konrad, Institut für Musikwissenschaft der Universität Würzburg]
    • Eighteenth-Century Music as a Socio-Political Metaphor? [Reinhard Strohm, University of Oxford]
    • The Century of Handel and Haydn [James Webster, Cornell University]
    • Mozart’s Fantasy, Haydn’s Caprice: What’s in a Name? [Gretchen Wheelock, Eastman School of Music]
  • Interpreting Eighteenth-Century Music
    • The Clavier Speaks [Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music]
    • Ten Years of Bach Cantatas [Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir]
    • Mozart’s Working Methods in the Piano Concertos [Robert Levin, Harvard University]

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