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Attwood's studies with Mozart (1785-1787)


"Thomas Attwood's studies in composition with Mozart provide a rare opportunity to enter the creative "workshop" of the great composer. This superb ebook edition contains virtually every sketch and draft that has survived, re-assembled in chronological order, deciphered and printed in clear type. While remaining identical in layout and original content, this printed transcription has the added benefit of enabling the reader to see all Mozart's corrections clearly, in addition to comments exchanged between master and pupil. The lessons commence with the fundamentals of theory, including writing down scales, realizing the figured bass in example pieces, and eventually working through counterpoint studies. These progress to minuets and short pieces for string quartet, with Mozart eventually covering the modern techniques of the period. This transcribed edition provides a much more accessible and fascinating insight into the techniques of one of the world's greatest composers."



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