Haydn, Mozart, and the Viennese School, 1740-1780

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Music - 780 pages
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For years, historians have described the music of the so-called "Viennese School" as directly descending from German Lutherism up to Bach's death in 1750. In this fascinating book, Daniel Heartz shows how it actually grew out of Italian Catholicism, combined with current French fashions and local traditions. Haydn and Mozart, who stand at the very center of this study, were viewed as the highest peaks on the musical horizon by their contemporaries. It is that world of perception that Professor Heartz recreates, calling upon the visual arts and the architecture of the period to support his thesis. His focus is on music as a part of cultural history in a particular time and place. Stylistic terms and a priori periods mean less to him than the common denominators of geography, the arts, and political history.The treasure trove of hitherto unseen documents that Professor Heartz uncovered while working in the Viennese archives bears witness to the enormously rich musical life of Vienna during the four decades' reign of the Empress Maria Theresa. This enlightened monarch helped make her capital the musical center of the Western world.
 

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This richly detailed survey of musical life in Vienna during the late 18th century is sure to become an indispensable source for information on this familiar yet misunderstood era. The book represents ... Read full review

Contents

Churches
10
Theaters
23
Concerts
45
Booksellers Publishers and Instrument Makers
72
Court Composers 74065
79
Monn and Birck
85
Bonno
115
Starzer and Asplmayr
129
Salieri
423
Ditters
433
Vanhal
453
Hofmann
464
Ordonez
472
Steffan
478
JKozarf Jibbreniice
485
The Child Prodigies on Tour 176266
493

A Musical Monarch
134
JlucK ana me Uberalic Jierorm
143
Calzabigi and the Lettre of 1756
158
OperaComique
164
Traettas Armida 1761
174
Don Juan ou le Festin de Pierre 1761
181
Orfeo Ed Euridice 1762
188
Alceste 176667
217
jarlu years to ca 1770
235
From Morzin to Esterhazy Service ca 175962
263
The Symphonist Gathers Momentum
278
Sacred Music
294
Keyboard Music
313
Jke 1770s
323
Perfection of the Cyclic Principle
350
Opera and Oratorio
375
The Turning Point of 1780
400
Jlauan a Lonfemboraries
407
Vienna 176768
510
La finta semplice and Bastien Und Bastienne
518
Early Sacred Music
527
Michael Haydn
535
Three Operas for Habsburg Milan
544
Symphonies and Chamber Music from 1770 to Early 1773
556
Jnozar Journeyman
563
Finalmusik and the Popular Element
576
La finta giardiniera and re pastore
596
Concerto and Concertante
615
JVlozart Jnasler Draftsman
643
Thamos Zaide and the Approaches to Idomeneo
674
Idomeneo
693
Conclusion
717
Species Facti Given by Leopold Mozart to Emperor Joseph II
733
Jncex
753
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Daniel Heartz, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships, two ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards, and the Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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