Mozart s Chamber Music with Keyboard

Mozart s Chamber Music with Keyboard
Author: Martin Harlow
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN 10: 1107002486
ISBN 13: 9781107002487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart s Chamber Music with Keyboard Book Review:

Renowned scholars and performers present a wide range of different perspectives on Mozart's chamber music with keyboard.

Chamber Music

Chamber Music
Author: John H. Baron
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780415937368
ISBN 13: 0415937361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mozart and the Mediation of Childhood

Mozart and the Mediation of Childhood
Author: Adeline Mueller
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-07-08
ISBN 10: 022678729X
ISBN 13: 9780226787299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart and the Mediation of Childhood Book Review:

The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s precocity is so familiar as to be taken for granted. In scholarship and popular culture, Mozart the Wunderkind is often seen as belonging to a category of childhood all by himself. But treating the young composer as an anomaly risks minimizing his impact. In this book, Adeline Mueller examines how Mozart shaped the social and cultural reevaluation of childhood during the Austrian Enlightenment. Whether in a juvenile sonata printed with his age on the title page, a concerto for a father and daughter, a lullaby, a musical dice game, or a mass for the consecration of an orphanage church, Mozart’s music and persona transformed attitudes toward children’s agency, intellectual capacity, relationships with family and friends, political and economic value, work, school, and leisure time. Thousands of children across the Habsburg Monarchy were affected by the Salzburg prodigy and the idea he embodied: that childhood itself could be packaged, consumed, deployed, “performed”—in short, mediated—through music. This book builds upon a new understanding of the history of childhood as dynamic and reciprocal, rather than a mere projection or fantasy—as something mediated not just through texts, images, and objects but also through actions. Drawing on a range of evidence, from children’s periodicals to Habsburg court edicts and spurious Mozart prints, Mueller shows that while we need the history of childhood to help us understand Mozart, we also need Mozart to help us understand the history of childhood.

Mozart in Vienna

Mozart in Vienna
Author: Simon P. Keefe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2017-09-30
ISBN 10: 1107116716
ISBN 13: 9781107116719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart in Vienna Book Review:

Comprehensive and engaging exploration of Mozart's greatest works, focussing on his dual roles as performer and composer in Vienna.

Musical Prodigies

Musical Prodigies
Author: Gary E. McPherson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN 10: 0191509264
ISBN 13: 9780191509261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Prodigies Book Review:

Child prodigies have been observed in a range of disciplines - particularly music, mathematics, chess, and art. The question of what makes a prodigy has long been controversial. Some have dismissed the notion of giftedness, arguing that most famous prodigies had strong parental, cultural, and environmental influences that helped them develop their extraordinary abilities. One recent theory suggested that anyone could achieve outstanding success in whatever endeavour they wanted with a minimum of 10,000 hours of practice. Nevertheless, many studies of prodigies have suggested that there might be strong underlying cognitive differences, regarding their use of short-term versus long-term memory, spatial memory, imagery, and language. Whatever the arguments - for those interested in child development - prodigies remain a fascinating subject of study when considering questions about creativity, intelligence, development, and the impact of nature versus nurture. This books breaks new ground in presenting the first scientific exploration on the topic of musical prodigies. It brings together research from a range of disciplines, including psychology, neurobiology, and genetics, to provide a thorough exploration of prodigious talent. In addition, the book includes fascinating case studies of prodigies and also looks at their long-term development into adulthood - many child prodigies have had problems making the transition into adolescence and adulthood. Musical prodigies will be required reading for anyone interested in child development, music, and the arts

The Violin

The Violin
Author: Robert Riggs
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1580465064
ISBN 13: 9781580465069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Book Review:

Provides new perspectives on the violin's beloved concert repertoire, its diverse roles in indigenous musical traditions on four continents, and its metaphorical presence in visual arts and literature.

Mozart s Music of Friends

Mozart s Music of Friends
Author: Edward Klorman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1107093651
ISBN 13: 9781107093652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart s Music of Friends Book Review:

This study analyzes chamber music from Mozart's time within its highly social salon-performance context.

Mozart

Mozart
Author: Julian Rushton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2006-02-01
ISBN 10: 0195182642
ISBN 13: 9780195182644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart Book Review:

A concise biography of a musical genius combines a well-researched life of Mozard the composer with an introduction to his many works, in a study of one of the few musicians in history to have written undisputed masterpieces in every genre of his time.

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart
Author: Simon P. Keefe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2003-05-22
ISBN 10: 9780521001922
ISBN 13: 0521001927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chamber Music

Chamber Music
Author: James Keller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 019020639X
ISBN 13: 9780190206390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chamber Music Book Review:

Originally published in hardcover in 2011.

W A Mozart

W A  Mozart
Author: Hermann Abert
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 1515
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300072235
ISBN 13: 0300072236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

W A Mozart Book Review:

Hermann Abert's classic biography, first published in German more than eighty years ago and itself based on the definitive mid-nineteenth century study by Otto Jahn, remains the most informed and substantial biography of Mozart in any language. The book is both the fullest account of the composer’s life and a deeply skilled analysis of his music. Proceeding chronologically from 1756 to 1791, the book interrogates every aspect of Mozart’s life, influences, and experience; his personality; his religious and secular dimensions; and the social context of the time. In "a book within a book,” Abert also provides close scrutiny of the music, including the operas, orchestral work, symphonies and piano concertos, church music and cantatas, and compositions for solo instruments. While the tone of Abert’s great work is expertly rendered by Stewart Spencer, developments in Mozart scholarship since the last German edition are signaled by the Mozart scholar, Cliff Eisen, in careful annotations on every page. Supported by a host of leading Mozart scholars, this immense undertaking at last permits English-language readers access to the most important single source on the life of this great composer.

Mozart

Mozart
Author: Peter Gay
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1999-06-01
ISBN 10: 110121869X
ISBN 13: 9781101218693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart Book Review:

A biography of the greatest musical mind in Western history Mozart's unshakable hold on the public's consciousness can only be strengthened by historian and biographer Peter Gay's concise and deft look at the genius's life. Mozart traces the development of the man whose life was a whirlwind of achievement, and the composer who pushed every instrument to its limit and every genre of classical music into new realms.

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies Part 1

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies  Part 1
Author: Nancy November
Publsiher: A-R Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 198720283X
ISBN 13: 9781987202830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies Part 1 Book Review:

The three selections in this edition of quartet arrangements of Beethoven’s symphonies are chosen to represent the diversity of quartets as a medium for arrangement in the early nineteenth century. Only the arrangement by Carl Zulehner, of Beethoven’s first symphony, is a string quartet. The arrangement by Johann Nepomuk Hummel of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, for pianoforte, flute, violin, and violoncello (or pianoforte alone), is part of an extensive collection of arrangements that he made for that grouping, while the arrangement for piano quartet by Ferdinand Ries of the Eroica Symphony represents the particular popularity of chamber groupings involving stringed instruments and piano.

Mozart

Mozart
Author: Stanley Sadie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2006-01-19
ISBN 10: 9780198165293
ISBN 13: 0198165293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart Book Review:

In this book, the author considers how Mozart's extraordinary experience as a child prodigy coloured his approach to the world and his contemporaries. Sadie discusses individual works in sequence and relates them to the events of Mozart's life, and to the social, economic, cultural and musical environments in which he worked. --book jacket.

Past Sounds

Past Sounds
Author: Gillian Perrin
Publsiher: Austin Macauley Publishers
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2022-04-29
ISBN 10: 1528991613
ISBN 13: 9781528991612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Past Sounds Book Review:

This is a book about classical music – for people who say they love music “but don’t understand how it works”, as well as for performers and music students of all ages. Proposing that deeper enjoyment begins with an understanding of music’s basic structures, the book describes how the simple template of earlier dance-songs was adapted by composers writing music for instruments. The instrumental sonata became one of the great formal frameworks of western music: in symphonies, concertos, chamber music and solo sonatas, it dominated concert music for some 250 years – yet it is little understood by many music lovers. To simplify this vast field, Past Sounds singles out for study “sonatas” for piano trio – piano, violin and ’cello. These instruments have well-contrasted and easily identifiable sounds, and as the story unfolds the reader is introduced to many rarely heard but beautiful works for piano trio. This is a lively, clearly-written narrative as well as a handbook for subsequent listening. The book has two distinctive features. Firstly, technical terms are carefully explained, and for those not familiar with music notation, audio clips in an accompanying website reproduce the actual sound of the music described. Secondly, in a broad historical sweep from mid-18th to 20th centuries, the development of the sonata is followed in its context of contemporary arts and literature – demonstrating how the sonata idea of classical music well deserves to be understood and valued as a western cultural archetype alongside other great artistic and literary forms.

The Viennese Minor key Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Mozart

The Viennese Minor key Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Mozart
Author: Matthew Riley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199349673
ISBN 13: 9780199349678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Viennese Minor key Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Mozart Book Review:

In late eighteenth-century Vienna and the Habsburg territories, over 50 minor-key symphonies were written. Their distinctive stormy character, nervous energy and intense pathos make them a unique phenomenon.

Chamber Music

Chamber Music
Author: Mark A. Radice
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0472051652
ISBN 13: 9780472051656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chamber Music Book Review:

A thorough overview and history of chamber music

Chamber Music

Chamber Music
Author: Lucy Miller Murray
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN 10: 1442243430
ISBN 13: 9781442243439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chamber Music Book Review:

In Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners, Lucy Miller Murray transforms her decades of program notes for some of the world’s most distinguished artists and presenters into the go-to guide for the chamber music novice and enthusiast. Offering practical information on the broad array of chamber music works from the Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods—and an artful selection from the Baroque period of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works—Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners is both the perfect reference resource and chamber music primer for listeners.

MUSIC and CAPITALISM

MUSIC and CAPITALISM
Author: Sabby Sagall
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2021-10-06
ISBN 10: 1137520957
ISBN 13: 9781137520951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MUSIC and CAPITALISM Book Review:

This book argues that the need for music, and the ability to produce and enjoy it, is an essential element in human nature. Every society in history has produced some characteristic style of music. Music, like the other arts, tells us truths about the world through its impact on our emotional life. There is a structural correspondence between society and music. The emergence of 'modern art music' and its stylistic changes since the rise of capitalist social relations reflect the development of capitalist society since the decline of European feudalism. The leading composers of the different eras expressed in music the aspirations of the dominant or aspiring social classes. Changes in musical style not only reflect but in turn help to shape changes in society. This book analyses the stylistic changes in music from the emergence of ‘tonality’ in the late seventeenth century until the Second World War.

Reader s Guide to Music

Reader s Guide to Music
Author: Murray Steib
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN 10: 1135942625
ISBN 13: 9781135942625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reader s Guide to Music Book Review:

The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).