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Mozart's Piano Music
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Mozart's Piano Music

William Kinderman

Abstract

Mozart's emergence as a mature artist coincides with the rise to prominence of the piano, an instrument that came alive under his fingers and served as medium for many of his finest compositions. This book reconsiders common assumptions about Mozart's life and art while offering commentary on the solo music and concertos. After placing Mozart's pianistic legacy in its larger biographical and cultural context, the book addresses the lively gestural and structural aspects of Mozart's musical language and explores the nature of his creative process. Incorporating recent research the book surveys ... More

Keywords: solo music, concertos, musical language, creative process, keyboard music, four-hand piano, two-hand piano, Vienna, sonatas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195100679
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Kinderman, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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