About this Site

The Web Resources comprise a variety of supplemental materials designed to enhance experience of reading Mozart’s Music of Friends. Non-commercial copying or use of any videos or PDF materials created by the author are permitted, with proper acknowledgement.

The site is divided into the following sections:


Chapter resources

Throughout the book, the symbol ▶ next to a musical example or section heading indicates that a corresponding recording and analytical video are available in the chapter resources section. These videos present a recorded performance of a given excerpt timed to a scrolling score with animated annotations, thus allowing the analyses to be experienced more viscerally. Some readers may opt to watch the videos first for an overview and to return to the prose discussion after for a more detailed presentation. These recordings and videos are organized by chapter and are generally numbered to correspond to the printed examples to which they pertain. Thus, Video 4.2 corresponds to Ex. 4.2 in the book and is located among resources for Chapter 4. (In a few cases, videos are given descriptive names rather than numbers, since they either pertain to multiple examples or to music not included as an example in the book.)

For two extended musical examples too lengthy to include in the text, PDF scores are provided online among the resources for the relevant chapter: J. J. de Momigny’s analysis/arrangement of Mozart’s String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421 (Chapter 2) and Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” trio, K. 498 (Chapter 7). The video “Endless Coda” by the musical comedy duo Igudesman & Joo – referenced in Chapter 4 – is included among that chapter’s resources.

Also provided are primers entitled “Notes on Sonata Form” and “Notes on Metrical Theory,” which offer background information about theories that inform Chapters 5 and 6. Some readers may find these helpful.


Web documents

This section provides original, untranslated texts for extended quotations presented in English translation in the book. References in the form of “Web Doc. #x” refer readers to this online resource, in which sources are ordered alphabetically by author, or by title for anonymous sources. Excerpts from Mozart’s letters are excluded because their original texts are easily accessible in Bauer and Deutsch’s complete edition, which also appears online at http://dme.mozarteum.at.



This section provides color images for paintings that are reproduced in grayscale in the book. Likewise, for figures in the book representing details from larger images, the complete versions are provided in this section. For ease of cross-reference, these illustrations are assigned figure numbers identical to the corresponding material in the book.

A variety of supplemental illustrations that do not appear in the text are also provided, which readers may enjoy perusing. Most of these pertain to eighteenth-century domestic music-making but a handful relate to the game skittles (Kegelspiel), the sport for which Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” trio was named (as explained in Chapter 7). To facilitate browsing, the illustrations are divided into categories, within which they are ordered alphabetically by artist’s surname or by title when the artist is unknown.


Musician biographies

This section provides biographies for the musicians whose performances are included in the analytical videos among the chapter resources.

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Thanks first and foremost go to Nicholas Finch, who besides being a cellist extraordinaire is also the expert designer of this site. This site was made possible through fellowship support from the University of Rochester Humanities Center.

Special thanks are extended to Trevor Bumgarner, Rex Isenberg, Nathan Pell, and Samantha Schaefer for their expert work designing musical examples and other materials that appear on this site. Nicholas Kitchen and Ryan McClelland reviewed a draft of “Notes on Metrical Theory” document, and Olga (Ellen) Bakulina, Zachary Bernstein, and L. Poundie Burstein read drafts of the “Notes on Sonata Form” document. document. Their excellent suggestions improved these documents considerably.

For his advice about the illustrations gallery, I am grateful to Nicholas Wise of the Frick Collection. I also wish to thank Kim de Beaumont, Erik Löffler, and John A. Rice for providing additional information and suggestions about these images. Andrew Pau kindly consulted on the libretto for J. J. de Momigny’s arrangement of Mozart’s Quartet in D Minor, K. 421.

To the musicians who recorded examples for the analytical videos, my sincere thanks. Your artistry and generosity enhance this site enormously, making the connection between musical scholarship and performance all the more tangible. The recording sessions were masterfully produced by Ryan Streber of Oktaven Audio, and were made possible with support from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College (CUNY). Michael Sherman of Mobile Audio Productions created the analytical videos.

Musical examples from the Neue Mozart Ausgabe appear with kind permission of the Stiftung Mozarteum. NMA Online is published by the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg in collaboration with the Packard Humanities Institute, 2006ff.

The musical comedy duo Igudesman & Joo granted permission to include their video “Endless Coda” (arranged and adapted from the Finale to “Colonel Bogey Variations” by Dudley Moore).

Oxford University Press provided permission to reproduce an diagram from Elements of Sonata Theory by James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy in the “Notes on Sonata Form” document.

I thank the following institutions, firms, and individuals for granting permission to reproduce artwork in their collections:

Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Arolsen Fürstlich Waldeckschen Hofbibliothek

Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Bibliothèque national de France, Paris

British Museum, London

His Serene Highness Prince Carl-Eugen of Oettingen-Wallerstein

Dorotheum, Vienna

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Galerie Bassenge, Berlin

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnburg

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II / Royal Collection Trust

Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, University of California, Berkeley

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Mozarteum Stiftung, Salzburg

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

National Portrait Gallery, London

National Trust Images, United Kingdom

Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rockoxhuis, Antwerp

Swedish National Portrait Gallery, Stockholm

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

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