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Mozart's Piano Music$
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William Kinderman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195100679

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

THE CHALLENGE OF MOZART'S KEYBOARD MUSIC

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(p.3) CHAPTER 1 Introduction
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Mozart's Piano Music
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William Kinderman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0001

This introductory chapter explores the historical and aesthetic context of Mozart's seminal contributions to the piano literature, with attention given to the evolution of keyboard instruments and relative assets of the fortepiano and modern piano, questions of stylistic influence, issues of aesthetic autonomy, and Mozart's own devotion to the cultivation of “taste and sensitivity” (“Geschmack und Empfindung”). The desirable balance in Mozart interpretation between freedom and determination, or subjective expression and objective structure, is probed. A goal is outlined whereby analytic description of the music can remain relevant to issues of practical performance.

Keywords:   fortepiano, piano, taste, sensitivity, Geschmack, Empfindung, aesthetic autonomy, musical analysis, subjective expression

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