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Tag Archives: Eighteenth Century Music

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  • 11
    May

    2020

    Mozart, Epidemics and Hope

    I have always been fascinated by the imposing Pestsäule (Plague Column) in Vienna, erected by Emperor Leopold I soon after the plague epidemic of 1679 that killed as many as 75,000 people. Situated on...

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  • 11
    May

    2020

    In Light of Cancelled Creation, Haydn at Home

    “Bombardment of Vienna on the night of the 12th of May [1809],” from the collections of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San José State University....

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  • 5
    Feb

    2020

    Who Benefits?

    What can musical benefits tell us about the ecology of performance in eighteenth-century Britain? Why did musical benefits become such an integral part of a performer’s work in the eighteenth century?...

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  • 2
    Nov

    2016

    Bach and compositional numbers

    It was during my undergraduate years in the 1980s that I stumbled across numbers in music. It was fashionable at the time to ridicule anything that smacked of number symbolism, and I joined the fun. However,...

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  • 24
    Oct

    2016

    Great Figures and Leaders: Bach

    As part of our Great Figures and Leaders promotion we've asked Ruth Tatlow, author of Bach's Numbers, why Bach is still so important and what makes him a great figure? ...

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