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Introduction: THE CHALLENGE OF MOZART'S KEYBOARD MUSIC

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter explores the historical and aesthetic context of Mozart's seminal contributions to the piano literature, with attention given to the evolution of keyboard instruments and ... More


Restoring Ingredients

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1976, Andrew Porter wrote that audiences and pianists, having once discovered the tone colors, clarity and alertness of wooden-framed pianos with thin strings and buckskin-covered hammers, will ... More


Damper Pedal

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter explores the role of the knee-operated pedal in eighteenth-century pianos, particularly the Walter fortepiano. Various uses such as changing timbre, sustaining the bass, changing affekt, ... More


Final Words

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The final chapter summarizes the crux of eighteenth-century performing style: a transitory subjective sound aesthetic that calls the performer to have something to say. The importance of affekt is ... More


Beyond Structure

Nicholas Cook

in Beyond the Score: Music as Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199357406
eISBN:
9780199357420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357406.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

Structuralist performance, regarded by theorists, psychologists, and aestheticians as a general paradigm of how performance should be, is in reality a historical style. How then might we approach the ... More


Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Donna Louise Gunn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The strong desire for knowledge and musical honesty sends musicians to the fortepiano—looking back to impact how to move forward. This book uncovers and examines eighteenth-century philosophical ... More


Ornaments

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter covers basic tenets of eighteenth-century ornamentation and its usage. A compilation of ornaments (also called embellishments) most frequently encountered when one first experiences ... More


Urgency—Why Bother?

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter presents philosophical beliefs and underpinning principles that support the argument for historically informed interpretation. Commonly held faulty assumptions, uninformed beliefs, and ... More


Formal Structure and Harmonic Function

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter presents the critical role that formal structure and harmonic function play in understanding Classical Era repertoire, particularly in the galant style. Focus is on interesting atypical ... More


Technique—Execution

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter addresses three fundamental questions in eighteenth-century technique: How does the performer make sound—approaching the instrument? How does one release the sound—exiting the instrument? ... More


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