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“Proofs of genius”: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the construction of musical prodigies in early Georgian London

Rachel Cowgill

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Extraordinary musicianship in children and notions of genius are closely entwined, but these concepts need historicizing if we are to understand how such connections came about. This chapter explores ... More


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the child performer–composer: New musical–biographical perspectives on the early years to 1766

Simon P. Keefe

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Performance and composition, generally regarded as discrete musical activities in biographical and critical literature, were thoroughly intertwined for Mozart during his childhood years, when his ... More


Two-Part Expositions

L. Poundie Burstein

in Journeys Through Galant Expositions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190083991
eISBN:
9780190084028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083991.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

An exposition’s punctuation sequence may be demarcated in such a way as to suggest the presence of presence of a distinct theme zone. As an analytic strategy for dealing with Galant expositions, it ... More


Hauptruhepuncte and Haupttheile

L. Poundie Burstein

in Journeys Through Galant Expositions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190083991
eISBN:
9780190084028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083991.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Multiple Sätze can group together to form a Haupttheil (main section) that leads to a Hauptruhepunct des Geistes (main resting point of the spirit). These groups can arise through the use of ... More


The Bow, Creator of Sound

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola: A Fifty-Lesson Course Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190922696
eISBN:
9780197528662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922696.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The art of playing the Baroque violin is primarily the art of the bow, for without the bow, the violin is silent. This lesson discusses the intrinsic qualities of the old bow and explains why the ... More


The Inner Life of Sound: “Messa di voce”

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola: A Fifty-Lesson Course Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190922696
eISBN:
9780197528662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922696.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

One essential element of musical expression is the living sound, capable of holding the constant attention of the audience. This lesson traces that ubiquitous concept from Caccini’s “swelling and ... More


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