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Contents Preface and acknowledgements List of illustrations List of Abbreviations Pitch notation 1 Salzburg and the Grand Tour: 1756-69 2 Works by an ¿almost supernatural talent¿ 3 Italy: 1769-73 4 Opera seria: ¿Fitting the clothes to the figure¿ 5 Salzburg: 1774-7 6 Sacred music: ¿I have thoroughly acquainted myself with that style since my youth¿ 7 Mannheim and Paris: 1777-9 8 The ¿Classical Style¿: Mozart and the keyboard 9 Salzburg and Munich: 1779-81 10 Orchestral music: ¿the glorious effect of a symphony with flutes, oboes, and clarinets¿ 11 Vienna: 1781-5 12 Singspiel: ¿music must never offend the ear¿ 13 Piano concertos and chamber music in ¿the Land of the Clavier¿ 14 Vienna and Prague: 1786-8 15 Chamber music: ¿The greatest composer known to me¿: 16 Opera buffa: ¿Most important is that it must be really comic¿ 17 The last years: 1788-91 18 The last works: ¿A rich possession, but even fairer hopes¿ 19 ¿¿de morte transire ad vitam¿ Appendices A Calendar B List of works C Personalia D Select Bibliography Index
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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 -- Chronology.
Composers -- Austria -- Biography.