Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time


Performing Editions
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The earliest publications of Mozart's works usually involved no editorial emendations. From the 1820s on, however, so-called pedagogical or performing editions proliferated. Characteristically, these left most of Mozart's pitches and rhythms unchanged but provided an overlay of instructions for tempo, fingering, phrasing, articulation, dynamics, and pedaling, representing the taste, technique, and opinions of a famous performer, pedagogue, or scholar. Isidore Philipp (1863-1958), professor of piano at the Paris Conservatoire from 1893 to 1934, moved to New York at the outbreak of World War II, where he continued to perform and teach until his 93rd year.

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Concerto no. 15 in Bb major for the piano, K. 450, critically revised, fingered, and the orchestral accompaniments arr. for a second piano by Isidor Philipp. New York: G. Schirmer; reprinted 1951.
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