Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

Anton Bemetzrieder
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Anton Bemetzrieder (1739-1808) was a versatile scholar who obtained degrees in philosophy and law. His tremendously successful Leçons was edited by his friend, the philosopher and critic Denis Diderot. Bemetzrieder emphasizes a thorough knowledge of harmony, as well as the importance of improvisation in combination with skill in continuo playing. Shown here are examples of harmonic progressions that establish several key areas, with demonstrations of how they might be presented as figurational accompaniment.

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Anton Bemetzrieder, Leçons de clavecin, et principes d’harmonie. Paris: Chez Bluet, 1771.
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