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Music in Eighteenth-Century Austria

Jones, David Wyn, ed. 1996. Music in Eighteenth-Century Austria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Abstract

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. Beginning with the early decades of the eighteenth century, the essays in this volume consider some of the musical traditions and practices of this little understood period of music history. Four main areas are covered: 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.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music; Eighteenth-century music; Composers; Austria; Haydn; Mozart; Beethoven
Additional Information: DOI: 10.2277/ 0521453496
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521028592
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 14:33
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/15575

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