Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

 

 

The Forger's Message Lives On
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The world-view expressed in the forged letter has become permanently installed in the thoughts of Western intellectuals in such a way that even those who know it to be a forgery go on believing its underlying ideology. Goethe, Pushkin, Heidegger and Peter Schaefer are only some of those taken in by this forgery. Here, perpetuating the myth, are a university-level textbook and two well-received popular books on music and science.

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[top] Philip E. Vernon (ed.), Creativity: Selected Readings (London, 1976). [midle] Edward Rothstein, Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics (New York, 1995). [bottom] Roger Penrose, The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (New York and Oxford, 1989).
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Introduction
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
Credits
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