The Cambridge Companion to Mozart

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart

Katalin Komlós , musicologist and fortepiano recitalist , is Professor of Music Theory at the Liszt Academy of Music ... century keyboard instruments and styles , her publications including Fortepianos and Their Music ( 1995 ) .

Author: Simon P. Keefe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521001927

Category: Music

Page: 292

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Instrumental Music in Late Eighteenth Century Naples

Instrumental Music in Late Eighteenth Century Naples

mother, ... inculcated her with a love for and knowledge of the Viennese musical tradition, with its emphasis on craftsmanship, ... As noted earlier, there is a large body of keyboard music, which shows a preference for the fortepiano.

Author: Anthony R. DelDonna

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108804943

Category: Music

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The music of early modern Naples and its renowned artistic traditions remain a fruitful area for scholars in eighteenth-century studies. Contemporary social, political, and artistic conditions had stimulated a significant growth of music, musicians and culture in the Kingdom of Naples from the beginning of the seventeenth century. Although eighteenth-century Neapolitan opera is well documented in scholarship, historians have paid much less attention to the simultaneous cultivation of instrumental genres. Yet the culture of instrumental music grew steadily and by its end became an exclusive area of focus for the royal court, a remarkable departure from past norms of patronage. By bridging this gap, Anthony R. DelDonna brings together diverse fields, including historical musicology, music theory, Neapolitan and European history. His book investigates the wide-ranging role of instrumental genres within late eighteenth-century Neapolitan culture and introduces readers to new material, including recently discovered instrumental works of Paisiello, Cimarosa and Pleyel.
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The Eighteenth Century Fortepiano Grand and Its Patrons

The Eighteenth Century Fortepiano Grand and Its Patrons

His wing-shaped pianoforte instruments are especially superior, not only in view of their thorough clean and ... Rose, “L'Art de Bien Chanter: French Pianos and Their Music before 1820” (PhD diss., New York University, 1994, ...

Author: Eva Badura-Skoda

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253022646

Category: Music

Page: 503

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“Badura-Skoda addresses the place of the piano in the eighteenth century from the perspective of a scholar and performer” (Eighteenth-Century Music). In the late seventeenth century, Italian musician and inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori developed a new musical instrument—his cembalo che fa il piano e forte, which allowed keyboard players flexible dynamic gradation. This innovation, which came to be known as the hammer-harpsichord or fortepiano grand, was slow to catch on in musical circles. However, as renowned piano historian Eva Badura-Skoda demonstrates, the instrument inspired new keyboard techniques and performance practices and was eagerly adopted by virtuosos of the age, including Scarlatti, J. S. Bach, Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Presenting a rich array of archival evidence, Badura-Skoda traces the construction and use of the fortepiano grand across the musical cultures of eighteenth-century Europe, providing a valuable resource for music historians, organologists, and performers. “Badura-Skoda has written a remarkable volume, the result of a lifetime of scholarly research and investigation. . . . Essential.” —Choice
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Beethoven and His World

Beethoven and His World

8 A considerably more recent publication, Fortepianos and their Music by Katalin Komlós (1995), presents somewhat different conclusions: “From the very beginning of his Viennese career, Beethoven stretched the limits of the fortepiano.

Author: Scott Burnham

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691218328

Category: Music

Page: 350

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Few composers even begin to approach Beethoven's pervasive presence in modern Western culture, from the concert hall to the comic strip. Edited by a cultural historian and a music theorist, Beethoven and His World gathers eminent scholars from several disciplines who collectively speak to the range of Beethoven's importance and of our perennial fascination with him. The contributors address Beethoven's musical works and their cultural contexts. Reinhold Brinkmann explores the post-revolutionary context of Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony, while Lewis Lockwood establishes a typology of heroism in works like Fidelio. Elaine Sisman, Nicholas Marston, and Glenn Stanley discuss issues of temporality, memory, and voice in works at the threshold of Beethoven's late style, such as An die Ferne Geliebte, the Cello Sonata op. 102, no. 1, and the somewhat later Piano Sonata op. 109. Peering behind the scenes into Beethoven's workshop, Tilman Skowroneck explains how the young Beethoven chose his pianos, and William Kinderman shows Beethoven in the process of sketching and revising his compositions. The volume concludes with four essays engaging the broader question of reception of Beethoven's impact on his world and ours. Christopher Gibbs' study of Beethoven's funeral and its aftermath features documentary material appearing in English for the first time; art historian Alessandra Comini offers an illustrated discussion of Beethoven's ubiquitous and iconic frown; Sanna Pederson takes up the theme of masculinity in critical representations of Beethoven; and Leon Botstein examines the aesthetics and politics of hearing extramusical narratives and plots in Beethoven's music. Bringing together varied and fresh approaches to the West's most celebrated composer, this collection of essays provides music lovers with an enriched understanding of Beethoven--as man, musician, and phenomenon.
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Music in London and the Myth of Decline

Music in London and the Myth of Decline

51 A detailed account of how Silbermann and his twelve 'apostles' came to provide the means of transference for Cristofori's original design ideas is provided by Katalin Komlós, Fortepianos and their Music: Germany, Austria, ...

Author: Ian Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521896092

Category: History

Page: 208

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Taylor questions the widely held belief that the turn of the nineteenth century marked a 'dark age' of musical performance.
Categories: History

Charles Avison s Essay on Musical Expression

Charles Avison s Essay on Musical Expression

Though no fortepiano was produced in England before the 1760s, the instrument was already well established in Germany (and mentioned for instance by C.P.E. Bach in his famous treatise on the Art of playing keyboard instruments, ...

Author: Pierre Dubois

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351572354

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Charles Avison's Essay on Musical Expression, first published in 1752, is a major contribution to the debate on musical aesthetics which developed in the course of the 18th century. Considered by Charles Burney as the first essay devoted to 'musical criticism' proper, it established the primary importance of 'expression' and reconsidered the relative importance of harmony and melody. Immediately after its publication it was followed by William Hayes's Remarks (1753), to which Avison himself retorted in his Reply. Taken together these three texts offer a fascinating insight into the debate that raged in the 18th century between the promoters of the so-called 'ancient music' (such as Hayes) and the more 'modern' musicians. Beyond matters of taste, what was at stake in Avison's theoretical contribution was the assertion that the individual's response to music ultimately mattered more than the dry rules established by professional musicians. Avison also wrote several prefaces to the published editions of his own musical compositions. This volume reprints these prefaces and advertisements together with his Essay to provide an interesting view of eighteenth-century conceptions of composition and performance, and a complete survey of Avison's theory of music.
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Mozart s Chamber Music with Keyboard

Mozart s Chamber Music with Keyboard

... of concerted chamber music, such as the continuo or trio sonata, as well as (from the 1760s onwards) the novelty value of the new-fangled fortepiano. The social function of the additional instruments was more important than their ...

Author: Martin Harlow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107002487

Category: Music

Page: 287

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Renowned scholars and performers present a wide range of different perspectives on Mozart's chamber music with keyboard.
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Beethoven the Pianist

Beethoven the Pianist

In their writings, and in interviews with Early Music pioneers, their enthusiasm about this effect is always ... an essential experience: From the very beginning of his Viennese career, Beethoven stretched the limits of the fortepiano.

Author: Tilman Skowroneck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139487863

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The widely held belief that Beethoven was a rough pianist, impatient with his instruments, is not altogether accurate: it is influenced by anecdotes dating from when deafness had begun to impair his playing. Presenting a detailed biography of Beethoven's formative years, this book reviews the composer's early career, outlining how he was influenced by teachers, theorists and instruments. Skowroneck describes the development and decline of Beethoven's pianism, and pays special attention to early pianos, their construction and their importance for Beethoven and the modern pianist. The book also includes discussions of legato and Beethoven's trills, and a complete annotated review of eyewitnesses' reports about his playing. Skowroneck presents a revised picture of Beethoven which traces his development from an impetuous young musician into a virtuoso in command of many musical resources.
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Pianos and Their Makers

Pianos and Their Makers

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Author: Alfred Dolge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486228568

Category: Music

Page: 532

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An internationally renowned manufacturer, designer, and inventor of piano-making machinery presents a history of the development of the 19th-century piano. Photographs of instruments, working diagrams, and portraits of important personalities accompany the text. Covers automatic instruments, including player pianos. "Invaluable data about American piano making." — Grove's.
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Beethoven The Moonlight and Other Sonatas Op 27 and Op 31

Beethoven  The  Moonlight  and Other Sonatas  Op  27 and Op  31

Notes 1 Keyboard culture 1 Mozart , Steibelt and Dussek did hold court appointments at various times in their careers ... and K. Komlós , Fortepianos and their Music : Germany , Austria , and England 1760-1800 ( Oxford , 1995 ) .

Author: Timothy Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521598591

Category: Music

Page: 146

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This 1999 book is a comprehensive introduction to Beethoven's most popular piano sonata, and Opp. 27 and 31.
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