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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 pp. 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.

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Published date: 29 November 2006


Local EPrints ID: 67347
ISBN: 9783896395511
PURE UUID: bc488016-4406-42a5-9ca0-d86cfdeef340

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Date deposited: 20 Aug 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:19

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Author: Thomas Irvine
Editor: Franz Krautwurst
Editor: Marianne Danckwardt
Editor: Johannes Hoyer

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