Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720-1780
Daniel HeartzISBN: 0393050807; 9780393050806;
Book DescriptionA glittering cultural tour of Europe's major capitals during a period of intense musical change. This second volume of the monumental trilogy that began with the author's Haydn, Mozart, and the Viennese School, 1740-1780 takes us on a musical tour of Naples, Venice, Dresden, Berlin, Mannheim, and Paris. Through richly informed discussions, we learn how the galant style held sway in Europe for much of the eighteenth century. 12 color plates, 116 illustrations, music examples.