Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

Early Mozart Scholarship
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Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, an independently wealthy botanist, educator and amateur musician, and Otto Jahn, professor of philology and archaeology at the University of Bonn, coordinated their research to produce, respectively, the first complete catalogue of Mozart’s works and the first Mozart biography based upon modern scholarly principles. Taken together, these two publications provided the foundation for subsequent Mozart scholarship. After completing his catalogue, Köchel helped to finance and organize the first complete, generally reliable edition of all of Mozart's works. Such a project would have been impossible prior to his and Jahn's research. Reprints from this monumental publication continue to serve performers in all parts of the world.

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[top] Ludwig Köchel, Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichniss sämmtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amade Mozart. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1862. [middle] Otto Jahn, W. A. Mozart, 4 vols. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1856-59; facsimile reprint, 1976. [bottom] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Werke: Kritisch durchgesehene Gesamtausgabe, 40 vols. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1877-1905; repr. 1951.
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Mozart's Images
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The Piano Lesson
The Cult of Mozart
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