The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia

by Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe

Mozart's enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia. This reference book functions both as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide historical framework, as well as interpretation. It also includes a series of thematic articles that cast a wide net over the eighteenth century and Mozart's relationship to it: these include Austria, Germany, aesthetics, travel, Enlightenment, Mozart as a reader and contemporaneous medicine, among others. The worklist provides the most up-to-date account in English of the authenticity and chronology of Mozart's compositions.
  • Cambridge University Press; January 2006
  • ISBN: 9780511134098
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  • Title: The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia
  • Author: Cliff Eisen (ed.); Simon P. Keefe (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'All of the entries are written in clear, accessible prose and are well-organized, usually with multiple subheadings and capitalized cross references. … This first resource to cover both Mozart's life and oeuvre is a browser's delight … An indispensable addition to all collections.' Library Journal