Music in Eighteenth-Century Austria

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Music - 304 pages
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The music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven forms a cornerstone of the modern repertoire, but very little is known about the context in which these composers worked. This volume of twelve essays by leading international scholars considers some of the musical traditions and practices of this little-understood period of music history. Beginning with the early decades of the eighteenth century, the volume documents selected aspects of musical life and style from the late Baroque period through to the early years of the nineteenth century. The four main areas covered in this exploration of music history are orchestral music, sacred music, opera and keyboard music. Georg Reutter (Haydn's teacher), Antonio Salieri (Mozart's colleague) and Wölffl (a rival of Beethoven) are just three of the period's prominent musicians who are discussed at length.

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The early Classical violin concerto in Austria
Haydns Missa sunt bona mixta malis and the a cappella tradition
Johann Baptist Vanhal and the pastoral mass tradition
a neglected genre of
The operas of Antonio Salieri as a reflection of Viennese opera
Lorenzo da Pontes Viennese librettos
Viennese amateur or London professional? A reconsideration
The Viennese fortepiano in the eighteenth century

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David Wyn Jones is Professor of Music and Head of School at Cardiff University and has written extensively on music and musical life in the Classical Period. He is the author of The Symphony in Beethoven's Vienna (2006), The Life of Beethoven (1998), Beethoven: The Pastoral Symphony (1996) and is the editor of Music in Eighteenth-Century Austria (1996), all published by Cambridge University Press. His Companion to Haydn (2002) was awarded the C. B. Oldman Prize by IAML UK. He has contributed to several programmes on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

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