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The Master Musicians: Mozart$
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Julian Rushton

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182644

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.001.0001

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The ‘Classical Style’ Mozart and the Keyboard

The ‘Classical Style’ Mozart and the Keyboard

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(p.65) Chapter 8 The ‘Classical Style’ Mozart and the Keyboard
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The Master Musicians: Mozart
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Julian Rushton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0008

Composition apart, Mozart's professional aspirations were all centred on the keyboard (“clavier”). He developed his manual technique on the harpsichord, but by the time he wrote home from Augsburg after visiting Johann Andreas Stein's organ and piano workshop, his preferred instrument was the piano. He sometimes composed at the keyboard, developing his technique as well as his compositional ideas by improvisation. When he wrote down fantasias, cadenzas, and variation sets, fugues, and perhaps also sonatas, he fixed a version of music originally improvised, so others could use it.

Keywords:   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, keyboard, piano, composition, improvisation

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