Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time


Mozart Entertains
Prince Louis-François de Conti

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Oil painting commissioned by the prince. Mozart is seated at the harpsichord, looking rather dwarfed, about to accompany the singer Pierre Jélyotte, who is depicted tuning his guitar.

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Tea at Prince Louis-François de Conti’s in the Temple. Oil painting by Michel Barthélemy Ollivier, Paris, summer 1766. (detail) Original owned by the Musée du Louvre, Paris
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From Sketch to Completed Work
From Print to CD
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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