gran Partitta

by Daniel N. Leeson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 07/05/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781438980195

About the Book

The book is an attempt to gather in one place the important and critical information about Mozart's Serenade in B-flat, K. 361 for 13 instruments. The work is a very popular one, though, paradoxically, rarely performed due to its unusual instrumentation. Every effort was made to have the text of the book easily read, even though some of the technical issues involved have considerable complexities.

About the Author

Leeson’s degrees are in mathematics and he was an employee of the IBM Corporation for almost 30 years, after which he taught mathematics at De Anza College in California State for another 15 years. He is also one of America's leading Mozart specialists, with a particular emphasis on Mozart portraiture. He has published articles in the Mozart; Letters, Eighteenth Century Music<, the International Journal of Musicology,and a variety of scholarly journals. Leeson and Professor Neal Zaslaw of Cornell University, edited the volume of wind serenads for the Bärenreiter edition of Mozart’s complete (or almost complete) works, the Neue Mozart Ausgabe. Leeson was also a professionall performer, holding the position of bass clarinetist with the San Jose California Symphony for 20 years. His particular emphasis was on basset horn performance. He is now retired and lives in California with his wife, near his children and his grandchild.