What the Score Doesn't Tell Us
The second half of the eighteenth century saw the publication of many pedagogical keyboard tutors that addressed fundamentals of musicianship for the amateur keyboard player. The tutors of Leopold Mozart, Türk, and C. P. E. Bach, however, went far beyond fundamentals to eloquent writings on subtle matters of expression and above all musical taste. Study of these treatises can illuminate many notational idiosyncrasies and raise awareness of performance conventions absent from eighteenth-century scores but known to players immersed in the musical culture of those scores.
© 2002 Division of Rare & Manuscript
reference questions, send mail to: