Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart

Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart
Author : Frederick Neumann
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 315
Release : 2019-01-15
ISBN 10 : 9780691656847
ISBN 13 : 0691656843
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart Book Description:

This book is a sequel to Frederick Neumann's Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music, With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach (Princeton, 1978). In the present volume, the first work on this subject for Mozart's music, the author continues his important contributions to the search for historically correct performance practices, and to the liberation of the performer from improperly conceived and overly restrictive interpretation of musical scores. The first part of this book attempts to free ornamentation in Mozart from rigorism that has resulted from confusing the pure abstraction of ornament tables with concrete musical situations. The second part deals with pitches that were not written in the score yet often intended to be added when Mozart left "white spots" in his notation. These additions range from single notes to lengthy cadenzas. The problem addressed is the question of where such additions are possible or necessary and how they might best be designed. Professor Neumann draws on an immense knowledge of the literature written during Mozart's time and on his own comprehension of the subtleties of Mozart's music and musical styles. Refusing to interpret the sources dogmatically, he frees performers of Mozart from the rigid princples too often imposed by modern scholars. Frederick Neumann is Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of Richmond. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


RELATED BOOKS:
Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: Frederick Neumann
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-15 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book is a sequel to Frederick Neumann's Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music, With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach (Princeton, 1978). In the present volume, the first work on this subject for Mozart's music, the author continues his important contributions to the search for historically correct performance practices, and
Ornamentation and Improvisation in Mozart
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Frederick Neumann
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-15 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book is a sequel to Frederick Neumann's Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music, With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach (Princeton, 1978). In the present volume, the first work on this subject for Mozart's music, the author continues his important contributions to the search for historically correct performance practices, and
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: David Grayson
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This guide to Mozart's two most popular piano concertos--the D minor, K. 466, and the C major, K. 467 (the so-called "Elvira Madigan")--presents the historical background of the works, placing them within the context of Mozart's compositional and performance activities at a time when his reputation as both composer and
Studies in Historical Improvisation
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Massimiliano Guido
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-06 - Publisher: Routledge

In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a musical blossoming out of the capricious
Inside Early Music
Language: en
Pages: 414
Authors: Bernard D. Sherman
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-10-09 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The attempt to play music with the styles and instruments of its era--commonly referred to as the early music movement--has become immensely popular in recent years. For instance, Billboard's "Top Classical Albums" of 1993 and 1994 featured Anonymous 4, who sing medieval music, and the best-selling Beethoven recording of 1995