9780521027410

Mozart's Piano Sonatas: Contexts, Sources, Style

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    9780521027410

  • ISBN10:

    0521027411

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-02
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Mozart's piano sonatas form a richly diverse and significant part of his instrumental output, and span much of his mature composing career, thereby representing a microcosm of the composer's changing style. Part I examines the contexts in which the sonatas were composed and performed, and reviews likely sources of influence. Part II concentrates on the genesis of the sonatas and the surviving autographs, which reveal important information about Mozart's compositional process. In Part III the music is studied from the standpoint of rhetoric - a discipline featured in numerous contemporary aesthetic and theoretical textbooks on music - and proceeds through an investigation of the nature of the musical ideas, followed by a discussion of formal design and finally a consideration of the style. The resulting picture affords a cross-section of Mozart's compositional strategies.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgements xx
Abbreviations xxi
PART I: CONTEXTS
1 The solo sonata in context
3(13)
2 Stylistic models for Mozart's sonatas
16(35)
PART II: SOURCES
3 Six sonatas, K.279-84
51(11)
4 Three sonatas, K.309-11
62(4)
5 Four sonatas, K.330-2; K.333
66(7)
6 Fantasia and Sonata in C minor, K.475 and 457
73(10)
7 Later Viennese sonatas, K.533 and 494; K.545; K.570; K.576
83(6)
8 Fragments
89(10)
PART III: STYLE
9 Eighteenth-century views of sonata form
99(12)
10 Pre-compositional choices the rhetorical inventio
111(5)
11 Dispositio: rhetoric and design
116(35)
12 The rhetorical elocutio
151(11)
Notes 162(39)
Select bibliography 201(11)
Index 212

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