Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time


Cornell Library’s Sketch in Mozart’s Hand
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This original sketch leaf contains Mozart's resolution (recto, top) of one of the puzzle canons from Padre Martini's Storia della musica and a variety of jottings (verso, bottom). The verso of this leaf preserves a variety of Mozart’s jottings.

The 14-year-old Mozart studied counterpoint in Bologna with Martini, who presented him and his father with volumes 1 and 2 of his Storia (middle).

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[top] Mozart sketch from a puzzle canon by Padre Martini.
[middle] Giovanni Batista Martini, Storia della musica, 3 vols. (Bologna, 1757-81).
[bottom] Mozart’s jottings on the verso of the above leaf
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From Sketch to Completed Work
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How did Mozart Compose?
The Mozart Myth: Tales of a Forgery
Mozart's Images
Mozart's Images Imagined
What the Score Doesn't Tell Us
The Piano Lesson
The Cult of Mozart
Commodification & Kitsch
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