Mozart and the Pianist

A Guide for Performers and Teachers to Mozart's Major Works for Solo PianoMichael Davidson

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A valuable, practical guide to major works for solo piano by Mozart for performers and teachers.
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Mozart and the Pianist examines the challenges and delights of Mozart’s solo piano works. All the sonatas, fantasies, rondi, as well as the most important variation sets and assorted pieces are included.

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All the sonatas, fantasies, rondi, as well as the most important variation sets and assorted pieces are included. Michael Davidson guides us through each composition addressing specific aspects and problems, offering practical advice and interesting alternatives as well as historical background and formal analysis when relevant to interpretation.

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Michael Davidson has performed, broadcast and taught worldwide. He studied at McGill University, Montreal and the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. He has played all the Mozart piano sonatas in the Wigmore Hall, London and for the Vienna Mozart Society, and all the Schubert sonatas in Amsterdam, The Hague and London. He is the author of The Classical Piano Sonata; from Haydn to Prokofiev also published by Kahn & Averill.

Contents

Introduction: The need for this Guide
1. Using This Guide
2. Traditions, Myths, Fashions, Some Conclusions
3. Mozart’s First Compositions for Piano
4. Sonatas in C (K279), in F (K280) and B-flat (K281)
5. Sonatas in E-flat (K282) and G (K283)
6. Sonata in D (K284)
7. Sonatas in C (K309) and D (K311)
8. Sonata in A minor(K310)
9. Mozart in Vienna – Variation sets written before 1785
10. Sonata in C major (K330)
11. Sonata in A major(K331)
12. Sonata in F major (K332)
13. Sonata in B-flat major (K.333)
14. The Fantasies (K394, K397 and K475)
15. Sonata in C minor (K457)
16. The Rondi (K485, K494 and K511)
17. Sonatas (K533 and K545)
18. 1789: Sonatas in B-flat (K570) and D (K576)
19. Four Assorted Pieces for Piano
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Reviews

A revelation … Mozart and the Pianist is scholarly, intuitive, and rare in books about music, at times displays a wonderful sense of humour … A valuable asset and great inspirationto every concert pianist, student and teacher.
Peter Feuchtwangler, London

… the latest research and first-class practical advice, a unique and important combination.
Malcolm Bilson, New York

There is a place for Mozart and the Pianist on the bookshelf of every piano teacher and in the library of every music school. I found myself turning pages onward in fascination.
Samuel S Holland – Piano Journal

A valuable, practical guide to major works for solo piano by Mozart for performers and teachers.
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