Mozart, Haydn, and Early Beethoven
By (author) Daniel Heartz
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Mozart, Haydn, and Early Beethoven by Daniel Heartz
Book DescriptionCompleting the trilogy begun with Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese School, 1740-1780 and continued in Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720-1780, Daniel Heartz concludes his extensive chronicle of the Classical Era with this much-anticipated third volume. By the early years of the nineteenth century, "Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven" had become a catchphrase-a commonplace expression signifying musical excellence. Indeed, even in his early career, Beethoven was hailed as the only musician worthy to stand beside Haydn and Mozart. In this volume, Heartz winds up the careers of Haydn and Mozart (who during the 1780s produced their most famous and greatest works) and describes Beethoven's first decade in Vienna, during which he began composing by patterning his works on the two masters. The tumult and instability of the French Revolution serves as a vivid historical backdrop for the tale.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393066340
(244mm x 188mm x 45mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Daniel Heartz
Music in European Capitals, Hardback (July 2003)
A glittering cultural tour of Europe's major capitals during a period of intense musical change.
Mozart's Operas, Paperback (October 1992)» View all books by Daniel Heartz
Brings the author's knowledge of social history, theater, and art to a study of Mozart's operas. This title includes an essay on "Idomeneo" (1781), the work that continued to inspire and sustain Mozart through his next, and final, six operas. It discusses the spirituality of Mozart's last two operas, "Die Zauberflote" and "La Clemenza di Tito".
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Author Biography - Daniel Heartz
Daniel Heartz, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships, two ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards, and the Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society. He lives in Berkeley, California.
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