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The age of Mozart and Beethoven / Giorgio Pestelli ; translated by Eric Cross.

Author/creator Pestelli, Giorgio
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoCambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Descriptionx, 323 pages ; 23 cm
Contents I. 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 ; Schubert in Paris ; Sammartini, Stamitz and the origins of the modern symphony ; Johann Christian Bach: London and his meeting with Mozart -- II. 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 -- III. Haydn and Mozart. Sturm und Drang and music ; The peak of sonata form ; Franz Joseph Haydn ; Other paths of the sonata style; Dittersdorf and Boccherini ; Mozart -- IV. 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 ; 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) [E.T.A.] Hoffmann.
General noteTranslation of: L'età di Mozart e di Beethoven.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 301-311) and index.
LCCN 83014256
ISBN0521284791 (pbk.)

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Music Music Stacks ML195 .P4713 1984 ✔ Available Place Hold
Music Music Stacks ML195 .P4713 1984 ✔ Available Place Hold

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