The Performance of His Piano Pieces and Other Compositions, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2008 – 496 pages
Originally published in German as Interpreting Mozart on the Keyboard in 1957, this definitive work on the performance of Mozart's works has greatly influenced students and scholars of keyboard literature and of Mozart. Now, in a completely updated and revised edition, this book includes the last half century of scholarship on Mozart's music, addressing the elements of performance and problems that may occur in performing Mozart's works on modern instruments.
Introduction 1 Mozart’s World of Sound 2 Dynamics 3 Problems of Tempo and Rhythm 4 Articulation 5 Ornaments 6 Improvised Embellishments 7 Cadenzas and Lead-Ins (Eingänge) 8 "Expression and Gusto" 9 In Search of the Best Text 10 Playing with Orchestra 11 Some Technical Questions in the Piano Works 12 Remarks on the Interpretation of Selected Piano Works Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3
Paul Badura-Skoda is a world renowned performer and scholar, specializing in both period and modern instruments.
Eva Badura-Skoda is a musicologist, publishing extensively on the history of the piano and on performance-practice problems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.