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Mozart in Vienna - The Final Decade (Hardcover): Simon P. Keefe Mozart in Vienna - The Final Decade (Hardcover)
Simon P. Keefe
R1,134 R946 Discovery Miles 9 460 Save R188 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mozart's greatest works were written in Vienna in the decade before his death (1781-1791). This biography focuses on Mozart's dual roles as a performer and composer and reveals how his compositional processes are affected by performance-related concerns. It traces consistencies and changes in Mozart's professional persona and his modus operandi and sheds light on other prominent musicians, audience expectations, publishing, and concert and dramatic practices and traditions. Giving particular prominence to primary sources, Simon P. Keefe offers new biographical and critical perspectives on the man and his music, highlighting his extraordinary ability to engage with the competing demands of singers and instrumentalists, publishing and public performance, and concerts and dramatic productions in the course of a hectic, diverse and financially uncertain freelance career. This comprehensive and accessible volume is essential for Mozart lovers and scholars alike, exploring his Viennese masterpieces and the people and environments that shaped them.

Mozart in Vienna - The Final Decade (Paperback): Simon P. Keefe Mozart in Vienna - The Final Decade (Paperback)
Simon P. Keefe
R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mozart's greatest works were written in Vienna in the decade before his death (1781-1791). This biography focuses on Mozart's dual roles as a performer and composer and reveals how his compositional processes are affected by performance-related concerns. It traces consistencies and changes in Mozart's professional persona and his modus operandi and sheds light on other prominent musicians, audience expectations, publishing, and concert and dramatic practices and traditions. Giving particular prominence to primary sources, Simon P. Keefe offers new biographical and critical perspectives on the man and his music, highlighting his extraordinary ability to engage with the competing demands of singers and instrumentalists, publishing and public performance, and concerts and dramatic productions in the course of a hectic, diverse and financially uncertain freelance career. This comprehensive and accessible volume is essential for Mozart lovers and scholars alike, exploring his Viennese masterpieces and the people and environments that shaped them.

Mozart'S Requiem - Reception, Work, Completion (Book): Simon P. Keefe Mozart'S Requiem - Reception, Work, Completion (Book)
Simon P. Keefe
R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Presenting a fresh interpretation of Mozart's Requiem, Simon P. Keefe redresses a longstanding scholarly imbalance whereby narrow consideration of the text of this famously incomplete work has taken precedence over consideration of context in the widest sense. Keefe details the reception of the Requiem legend in general writings, fiction, theatre and film, as well as discussing criticism, scholarship and performance. Evaluation of Mozart's work on the Requiem turns attention to the autograph score, the document in which myths and musical realities collide. Franz Xaver Sussmayr's completion (1791-2) is also re-appraised and the ideological underpinnings of modern completions assessed. Overall, the book affirms that Mozart's Requiem, fascinating for interacting musical, biographical, circumstantial and psychological reasons, cannot be fully appreciated by studying only Mozart's activities. Broad-ranging hermeneutic approaches to the work, moreover, supersede traditionally limited discursive confines.

Mozart in Context (Paperback): Simon P. Keefe Mozart in Context (Paperback)
Simon P. Keefe
R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The vibrant intellectual, social and political climate of mid eighteenth-century Europe presented opportunities and challenges for artists and musicians alike. This book focuses on Mozart the man and musician as he responds to different aspects of that world. It reveals his views on music, aesthetics and other matters; on places in Austria and across Europe that shaped his life; on career contexts and environments, including patronage, activities as an impresario, publishing, theatrical culture and financial matters; on engagement with performers and performance, focusing on Mozart's experiences as a practicing musician; and on reception and legacy from his own time through to the present day. Probing diverse Mozartian contexts in a variety of ways, the contributors reflect the vitality of existing scholarship and point towards areas primed for further study. This volume is essential reading for students and scholars of late eighteenth-century music and for Mozart aficionados and music lovers in general.

Mozart in Context (Hardcover): Simon P. Keefe Mozart in Context (Hardcover)
Simon P. Keefe
R1,997 Discovery Miles 19 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The vibrant intellectual, social and political climate of mid eighteenth-century Europe presented opportunities and challenges for artists and musicians alike. This book focuses on Mozart the man and musician as he responds to different aspects of that world. It reveals his views on music, aesthetics and other matters; on places in Austria and across Europe that shaped his life; on career contexts and environments, including patronage, activities as an impresario, publishing, theatrical culture and financial matters; on engagement with performers and performance, focusing on Mozart's experiences as a practicing musician; and on reception and legacy from his own time through to the present day. Probing diverse Mozartian contexts in a variety of ways, the contributors reflect the vitality of existing scholarship and point towards areas primed for further study. This volume is essential reading for students and scholars of late eighteenth-century music and for Mozart aficionados and music lovers in general.

Mozart Studies 2 (Paperback): Simon P. Keefe Mozart Studies 2 (Paperback)
Simon P. Keefe
R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Cultural, historical and reception-related contexts are central to understanding Mozart, one of the greatest and most famous musicians of all time. Widening and refining the lens through which the composer is viewed, the essays in Mozart Studies 2 focus on themes, issues, works and repertories perennially popular among Mozart scholars of all kinds, pointing to areas primed for future study and also suitable for investigation by musicians outside the scholarly community. Following on from the first Mozart Studies volume, internationally renowned contributors bring new perspectives to bear on many of Mozart's most popular works, as well as the composer's letters, biography, and reception. Chapters are grouped according to topics covered and collectively affirm the vitality of Mozart scholarship and the significant role it continues to play in defining and redefining musicological priorities in general.

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music - The Cambridge History of Music (Hardcover): Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music - The Cambridge History of Music (Hardcover)
Simon P. Keefe
R4,685 Discovery Miles 46 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The eighteenth century arguably boasts a more remarkable group of significant musical figures, and a more engaging combination of genres, styles and aesthetic orientations, than any century before or since, yet huge swathes of its musical activity remain under-appreciated. The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music provides a comprehensive survey, examining little-known repertories, works and musical trends alongside more familiar ones. Rather than relying on temporal, periodic and composer-related phenomena to structure the volume, it is organised by genre; chapters are grouped according to the traditional distinctions of music for the church, music for the theatre and music for the concert room that conditioned so much thinking, activity and output in the eighteenth century. A valuable summation of current research in this area, the volume also encourages readers to think of eighteenth-century music less in terms of overtly teleological developments than of interacting and mutually stimulating musical cultures and practices.

Mozart Studies - Cambridge Composer Studies (Hardcover): Simon P. Keefe Mozart Studies - Cambridge Composer Studies (Hardcover)
Simon P. Keefe
R2,152 Discovery Miles 21 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Since the bicentennial of Mozart's death in 1991, the principal concern of much Mozart research has been to situate the composer and his music in increasingly well informed biographical, historical, critical and analytical contexts. The contributors to Mozart Studies share this desire to paint ever-more rounded, focused and sensitive pictures of the composer by drawing upon wide-ranging historical materials and critical tools, and to project scholarly understandings considerably beyond the narrow frames of reference that traditionally characterised Mozart research. While chapters are grouped according to the principal areas and topics covered, it is intended that other thematic links between chapters will also emerge, drawing scholars' attention to areas primed for future investigation. In the best traditions of Mozart research, it is hoped that these essays will collectively affirm the vitality of Mozart scholarship and the significant role that this scholarship continues to play in defining and re-defining musicological priorities.

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music - The Cambridge History of Music (Book): Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music - The Cambridge History of Music (Book)
Simon P. Keefe
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The eighteenth century arguably boasts a more remarkable group of significant musical figures, and a more engaging combination of genres, styles and aesthetic orientations, than any century before or since, yet huge swathes of its musical activity remain under-appreciated. The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music provides a comprehensive survey, examining little-known repertories, works and musical trends alongside more familiar ones. Rather than relying on temporal, periodic and composer-related phenomena to structure the volume, it is organised by genre; chapters are grouped according to the traditional distinctions of music for the church, music for the theatre and music for the concert room that conditioned so much thinking, activity and output in the eighteenth century. A valuable summation of current research in this area, the volume also encourages readers to think of eighteenth-century music less in terms of overtly teleological developments than of interacting and mutually stimulating musical cultures and practices.

Mozart's Requiem - Reception, Work, Completion (Hardcover, New): Simon P. Keefe Mozart's Requiem - Reception, Work, Completion (Hardcover, New)
Simon P. Keefe
R1,746 Discovery Miles 17 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Presenting a fresh interpretation of Mozart's Requiem, Simon P. Keefe redresses a longstanding scholarly imbalance whereby narrow consideration of the text of this famously incomplete work has taken precedence over consideration of context in the widest sense. Keefe details the reception of the Requiem legend in general writings, fiction, theatre and film, as well as discussing criticism, scholarship and performance. Evaluation of Mozart's work on the Requiem turns attention to the autograph score, the document in which myths and musical realities collide. Franz Xaver Sussmayr's completion (1791-2) is also re-appraised and the ideological underpinnings of modern completions assessed. Overall, the book affirms that Mozart's Requiem, fascinating for interacting musical, biographical, circumstantial and psychological reasons, cannot be fully appreciated by studying only Mozart's activities. Broad-ranging hermeneutic approaches to the work, moreover, supersede traditionally limited discursive confines.

The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia (Book): Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia (Book)
Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe
R1,074 Discovery Miles 10 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mozart's enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia. This reference book functions both as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide historical framework, as well as interpretation. It also includes a series of thematic articles that cast a wide net over the eighteenth century and Mozart's relationship to it: these include Austria, Germany, aesthetics, travel, Enlightenment, Mozart as a reader and contemporaneous medicine, among others. The worklist provides the most up-to-date account in English of the authenticity and chronology of Mozart's compositions.

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart - Cambridge Companions to Music (Paperback, New): Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge Companion to Mozart - Cambridge Companions to Music (Paperback, New)
Simon P. Keefe
R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bridging the gap between scholarly and popular images of Mozart, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of all of his important works; the reception of his music since his death; the contexts which inform his work and his significance as a performer. It paints a rounded yet focused picture of one of the most revered artists of all time and enhances readers' appreciation of his extraordinary output.

Mozart (Hardcover, New Ed): Simon P. Keefe Mozart (Hardcover, New Ed)
Simon P. Keefe
R6,647 Discovery Miles 66 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume of essays on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart reflects scholarly advances made over the last thirty years. The studies are broad and focused, demonstrating a large number of viewpoints, methodologies and orientations and the material spans a wide range of subject areas, including biography, vocal music, instrumental music and performance. Written by leading researchers from Europe and North America, these previously published articles and book chapters are representative of both the most frequently discussed and debated issues in Mozart studies and the challenging, exciting nature of Mozart scholarship in general. The volume is essential reading for researchers, students and scholars of Mozart's music.

Mozart Studies 2 (Hardcover): Simon P. Keefe Mozart Studies 2 (Hardcover)
Simon P. Keefe
R1,865 Discovery Miles 18 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Cultural, historical and reception-related contexts are central to understanding Mozart, one of the greatest and most famous musicians of all time. Widening and refining the lens through which the composer is viewed, the essays in Mozart Studies 2 focus on themes, issues, works and repertories perennially popular among Mozart scholars of all kinds, pointing to areas primed for future study and also suitable for investigation by musicians outside the scholarly community. Following on from the first Mozart Studies volume, internationally renowned contributors bring new perspectives to bear on many of Mozart's most popular works, as well as the composer's letters, biography, and reception. Chapters are grouped according to topics covered and collectively affirm the vitality of Mozart scholarship and the significant role it continues to play in defining and redefining musicological priorities in general.

The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto - Cambridge Companions to Music (Book): Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto - Cambridge Companions to Music (Book)
Simon P. Keefe
R728 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R126 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to musical culture, and looking at performance-related topics. A picture emerges of a genre in a continual state of change, re-inventing itself in the process of growth and development and regularly challenging its performers and listeners to broaden the horizons of their musical experience.

Mozart's Piano Concertos: Dramatic Dialogue in the Age of Enlightenment (Hardcover): Simon P. Keefe Mozart's Piano Concertos: Dramatic Dialogue in the Age of Enlightenment (Hardcover)
Simon P. Keefe
R1,471 Discovery Miles 14 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The interactive relationship between the piano and the orchestra in Mozart's concertos is an issue central to the appreciation of these great works, but one that has not yet received serious attention, a gap which this new study seeks to remedy by exploring the historical implications and hermeneutic potential of dramatic dialogue. The author shows that invocations of dramatic dialogue are deeply ingrained in late-eighteenth-century writings on instrumental music, and he develops this theme into an original and highly positive view of solo/orchestra relations in Mozart's concertos. He analyses behavioural patterns in the concertos and links them to theoretical discussion of late-eighteenth-century drama and to analogous relational development in Mozart's operas Idomeneo, Die EntfA1/4hrung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni.Mozart's piano concertos emerge afresh from this new approach as an extraordinary medium of Enlightenment, as significant in their way as the greatest late-eighteenth-century operatic and theatrical works. SIMON P. KEEFE is James Rossiter Hoyle Chair of Music, University of Sheffield.

The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe
R4,597 Discovery Miles 45 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mozart's enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia. This reference book functions both as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide a historical framework, as well as interpretation. The book also includes a series of thematic articles that cast a wide net over the eighteenth century and Mozart's relationship to it: these include Austria, Germany, aesthetics, travel, Enlightenment, Mozart as a reader, and contemporaneous medicine, among others. Many of the topics covered have never been written about before in English-language Mozart publications or in such detail ...

The Late Eighteenth-Century Composers: 5-Volume Set (Hardcover, New edition): Simon P. Keefe The Late Eighteenth-Century Composers: 5-Volume Set (Hardcover, New edition)
Simon P. Keefe
R24,366 Discovery Miles 243 660 Out of stock

The five composers represented in this series collectively capture the abundant variety of late eighteenth-century musical life. C.P.E. Bach and J.C. Bach, once regarded primarily as successors to their father J. S. Bach and as 'pre-classical' forerunners to Haydn and Mozart, are now central figures in their own right; Gluck continues to be considered a pivotal contributor to the history of opera; Haydn, the beneficiary of an extraordinary increase in scholarly interest in the last half century or so, now occupies a place in classical music's elite; and Mozart, never out of the public eye since his death, remains a touchstone of musical greatness. Scholarly interest in these five composers has manifested itself in different ways over time, and the volumes in this series feature a selection of the key contributions to the secondary literature published during the last 40 years. The essays reflect principal areas of scholarly orientation and academic and historical context; priority has been given to articles published in English, but a few seminal contributions appear either in a foreign language or in new, previously unpublished translations. Each volume editor is a leading authority in the field and contributes an extended introduction which situates the contents of each volume in broad scholarly contexts. This series enhances appreciation of C.P.E. Bach, J.C Bach, Gluck, Haydn and Mozart, and of the environments in which they worked and the musical cultures in which they flourished, and stimulates further engagement with the extensive secondary literature, as well as providing scholars, students and libraries with an indispensable reference source.

The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto (Hardcover, annotated edition): Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Simon P. Keefe
R1,298 Discovery Miles 12 980 Out of stock

No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to musical culture, and looking at performance-related topics. A picture emerges of a genre in a continual state of change, re-inventing itself in the process of growth and development and regularly challenging its performers and listeners to broaden the horizons of their musical experience.

Mozart's Viennese Instrumental Music - A Study of Stylistic Re-Invention (Hardcover): Simon P. Keefe Mozart's Viennese Instrumental Music - A Study of Stylistic Re-Invention (Hardcover)
Simon P. Keefe
R1,870 Discovery Miles 18 700 Out of stock

The stylistic evolution of Mozart's Viennese instrumental repertory as a whole (1781-1791), closely tied to historical and contextual lines of enquiry, has yet to receive systematic attention. This book fills the gap through a study of stylistic re-invention, a practically- and empirically-based theory that explains how innovative, putatively inspired ideas take shape in Mozart's works and lead to stylistic re-formulation. Re-invention comprises a two-stage process: Mozart manipulates pre-existent stylistic features of his music to climactic effect, in so doing introducing a demonstrably 'new' stylistic dimension with broad aesthetic resonance; he subsequently re-appraises his style in response to the dimension in question. From close examination of a variety of Mozart's works (piano concertos, string quartets and symphonies in particular), supported by study of Mozart's other chamber and dramatic works, the author shows that stylistic re-invention is a consistent and coherent manifestation of stylistic development. Ultimately re-invention puts centre stage the interaction of intellectual and imaginative elements of Mozart's musical personality, accounting both for processes of reflection and re-appraisal and for striking conceptual leaps. SIMON P. KEEFE is James Rossiter Hoyle Chair of Music, University of Sheffield.

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart (Electronic book text): Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge Companion to Mozart (Electronic book text)
Simon P. Keefe
R1,210 Discovery Miles 12 100 Out of stock

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart paints a rounded yet focussed picture of one of the most revered artists of all time. Bringing the most recent scholarship into the public arena, this volume bridges the gap between scholarly and popular images of the composer, enhancing the readers' appreciation of Mozart and his extraordinary output, regardless of their prior knowledge of the music. Part I situates Mozart in the context of late eighteenth-century musical environments and aesthetic trends that played a pivotal role in his artistic development and examines his methods of composition. Part II surveys Mozart's works in all of the genres in which he excelled and Part III looks at the reception of the composer and his music since his death. Part IV offers insight into Mozart's career as a performer as well as theoretical and practical perspectives on historically informed performances of his music.

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