Eighteenth-century Keyboard Music
This volume focuses on the core composers of the 18th-century repertoire. It begins with an overview of the keyboard instruments that were in use during the 18th century and a chapter on performance practice. The book proceeds through each major composer, beginning with Bach, and then progressing through the French masters, Scarlatti, C.P.E. and J.C. Bach, Haydn, Mozart and early Beethoven. Each chapter is written by a well-known scholar in the field and includes history, musical examples and analysis.
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1 The Instruments
2 Aspects of Performance Practice
3 Johann Sebastian Each
4 French Masters
5 Domenico Scarlatti
6 Carl Philipp Emanuel Each
7 Johann Christian Each and the Early Classical Italian Masters
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