Eighteenth-Century Views of Mozart and his Music

(Mozart Society of America Session at 2015 ASECS)
The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Friday, March 20, 2015
9:45 – 11:15 AM
The Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA

Laurel E. Zeiss, Chair
Baylor University

This session will explore eighteenth-century views of Mozart and his music. How well and in what contexts was the composer known in his mature years?


Mozart and the Moravians: Mozart Reception in Transatlantic Context
Sarah Eyerly, Florida State University

A Tale of Two Cities: Introduction and Reception of Mozart in Stockholm and New York during the 1790s
Bertil van Boer, Western Washington University

Between the Court and the Suburbs: Die Zauberflöte’s Aesthetic Background and Early Viennese Reception in View of the Opera’s 1801 Hoftheater Production
Martin Nedbal, University of Arkansas

Pleasure and Virtue in Early Mozart Reception
Edmund Goerhing, University of Western Ontario