Introduction Simon P. Keefe; Chronology of Mozart's Life and Works Simon P. Keefe; Part I. Mozart in Context: 1. Mozart and Salzburg Cliff Eisen; 2. Mozart in Vienna Dorothea Link; 3. Mozart's compositional methods: writing for his singers Ian Woodfield; 4. Mozart and late eighteenth-century aesthetics David Schroeder; Part II. The Works: 5. The keyboard music W. Dean Sutcliffe; 6. The concertos in aesthetic and stylistic context Simon P. Keefe; 7. The orchestral music Simon P. Keefe; 8. Mozart's chamber music Cliff Eisen; 9. Mozart as a vocal composer Paul Corneilson; 10. The opere buffe Edmund J. Goehring; 11. Mozart and opera seria Julian Rushton; 12. Mozart's German operas David J. Buch; Part III. Reception: 13. Mozart in the nineteenth century John Daverio; 14. Mozart and the twentieth century Jan Smaczny; 15. The Evolution of Mozartian biography William Stafford; Part IV. Performance: 16. Mozart the performer Katalin Komlos; 17. Performance practice in the music of Mozart Robert D. Levin.
A comprehensive view which bridges the gap between scholarly and popular images of Mozart.
Simon P. Keefe is Lecturer in Music at Queen's University, Belfast. He is the author of Mozart's Piano Concertos: Dramatic Dialogue in the Age of Enlightenment (2001).
'For anyone interested in the composer's sublime music this collection must become essential reading.' Contemporary Review '... material here to appeal to people approaching Mozart from a wide variety of angles ...'. Gramophone 'Keeping abreast of the burgeoning Mozart literature is an impossible task at the best of times, and this volume serves both as a timely reminder of the problem and as a reliable and up-to-date guide that navigates debates old and new with clarity and authority.' Eighteenth-Century Music