Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

 

Friedrich Willhelm Marpurg
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Friedrich Willhelm Marpurg (1718-1795) was active not only as a critic and journalist but also as a composer of lieder and keyboard music. First published in Berlin in 1750, this treatise was later translated into French and published as Principes du clavecin (1760). It focuses exclusively on the art of accompaniment, including essentials of harmony and voice leading. Shown here are examples of modulating chord progressions, in tablature, which an industrious student has written into the book. Marpurg’s advice reads: "Here I remind you that an industrious scholar must transpose these and the following examples to all keys, if he wants to be able to make use of them."

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Friedrich Willhelm Marpurg. Die Kunst das Clavier zu Spielen. Berlin: Haude & Spener, 1761.
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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
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