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Author Sisman, Elaine Rochelle, author.

Title Mozart, the "Jupiter" symphony, no. 41 in C major, K. 551 / Elaine Sisman.

Publication Info. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    784.2184 Mozart,W SIS    Available
Description xii, 110 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Cambridge music handbooks
Cambridge music handbooks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-105) and index.
Contents The symphony in Mozart's Vienna -- Grand style and sublime in eighteenth-century aesthetics -- The composition and reception of the "Jupiter" symphony -- Design: four movement-plans -- Gesture and expectation: allegro vivace -- Structure and expression: andante cantabile -- Phrase rhythm: menuetto, allegretto -- The rhetoric of the learned style: finale, molto allegro.
Summary This guide to Mozart's last and most celebrated symphony explores the historical background and aesthetic contexts of the work as well as the music itself. The early chapters examine the expectations of the symphony in Mozart's Vienna, Mozart's career in 1788 (the year of the three last symphonies), and the changing reception of the "Jupiter" over the subsequent two hundred years. A separate chapter is devoted to each movement of the symphony with musical discussion illuminated by a broad array of topics.
Subject Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Symphonies, K. 551, C major.
Added Title "Jupiter" symphony
ISBN 0521400694
0521409241 (pbk.)
9780521409247 (pbk.)

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