Execution and expression: Leopold Mozart on the aesthetics of performance

Irvine, Thomas (2006) Execution and expression: Leopold Mozart on the aesthetics of performance. In, Krautwurst, Franz, Danckwardt, Marianne and Hoyer, Johannes (eds.) Neues Musikwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch. Augsburg, DE, Wißner, 63-81.


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This paper attempts an exposition of Leopold and W. A. Mozart's thinking on the place of personal expression in musical performance. It is divided into three parts. The first is an appraisal of the ,system' of musical performance found in Leopold Mozart's Versuch einer griindlichen Violinschule (1756), which I contend was only a partial success. In part two I will sketch an alternative to this system drawn primarily from the philosophy of Johann Gottfried Herder. In a postscript, I will sketch W.A. Mozart's ideas on freedom in performance.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9783896395511 (hardback)
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Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 67347
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29 November 2006Published
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:53
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67347

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