Music in Eighteenth-Century Austria

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David Wyn Jones
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 Wlffl (a rival of Beethoven) are just three of the period's prominent musicians who are discussed at length.
 

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Contents

The early Classical violin concerto in Austria
70
Haydns Missa sunt bona mixta malis and the a cappella tradition
89
Johann Baptist Vanhal and the pastoral mass tradition
112
comic
133
a neglected genre of
197
The operas of Antonio Salieri as a reflection of Viennese opera
210
Lorenzo da Pontes Viennese librettos
221
Viennese amateur or London professional? A reconsideration
232
The Viennese fortepiano in the eighteenth century
249
Index
283
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