Age of Mozart and Beethoven

ISBN-10: 0521284791
ISBN-13: 9780521284790
Edition: 1985
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Description: Giorgio Pestelli examines one of the crucial periods of musical history, the transition from the middle of the 18th century to the era of Beethoven - a time of great cultural, technical and social changes.

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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Giorgio Pestelli examines one of the crucial periods of musical history, the transition from the middle of the 18th century to the era of Beethoven - a time of great cultural, technical and social changes.

Author's note
Translator's note
Instrumental Music
The geography of music in the middle of the eighteenth century
The galant style and the new sensibility
Sonata form as a basic form
The Italian harpsichordists
C. P. E. Bach and the German harpsichordists
Schobert in Paris
Sammartini, Stamitz and the origins of the modern symphony
Johann Christian Bach: London and his meeting with Mozart
Vocal Music
Opera seria and opera buffa
The European success of Italian comic opera
The rediscovery of classical antiquity
The discovery of the fabulous East
The 'literary' opera
Music and language; the melodrama
Opera seria in the second half of the eighteenth century
Gluck in Vienna
Gluck in Paris
Gluck's influence
Italian comic opera in the second half of the eighteenth century
Other national forms of comic opera
Sacred music
Haydn and Mozart
Sturm und Drang and music
The peak of sonata form
Franz Joseph Haydn
A model life
Half a century of music
Other paths of the sonata style; Dittersdorf and Boccherini
Mozart
A variety of styles
Mozart's journeys
An independent profession
The music up to the departure from Salzburg
The Viennese decade
Beethoven
The transformation in musical life at the end of the eighteenth century
Music and the French Revolution
The origins of romanticism
Musical theatre in Europe up to Rossini. French opera; Cherubini, Spontini and Mayr
The new instrumental schools
Beethoven
Beethoven's character
Beethoven's language
The music up to the French invasion of Vienna (1809)
Beethoven and early romanticism
The late works
New paths in the age of the Restoration
Readings
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The orchestra at Mannheim
Francesco Algarotti
In praise of Metastasio
Christoph Willibald Gluck
A description of sonata form
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A hymn for 14 July
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ernst Theodor Amadeus (Wilhelm) Hoffmann
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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