Interpreting Mozart: The Performance of His Piano Pieces and Other Compositions, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Interpreting Mozart

The Performance of His Piano Pieces and Other Compositions, 2nd Edition

By Eva Badura-Skoda, Paul Badura-Skoda

© 2008 – Routledge

492 pages

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Originally published in German as Interpreting Mozart on the Keyboard in 1957, this definitive work on the performance of Mozart's works has greatly influenced students and scholars of keyboard literature and of Mozart. Now, in a completely updated and revised edition, this book includes the last half century of scholarship on Mozart's music, addressing the elements of performance and problems that may occur in performing Mozart's works on modern instruments.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Mozart’s World of Sound 2 Dynamics 3 Problems of Tempo and Rhythm 4 Articulation 5 Ornaments 6 Improvised Embellishments 7 Cadenzas and Lead-Ins (Eingänge) 8 "Expression and Gusto" 9 In Search of the Best Text 10 Playing with Orchestra 11 Some Technical Questions in the Piano Works 12 Remarks on the Interpretation of Selected Piano Works Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3

About the Authors

Paul Badura-Skoda is a world renowned performer and scholar, specializing in both period and modern instruments.

Eva Badura-Skoda is a musicologist, publishing extensively on the history of the piano and on performance-practice problems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical
MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard