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Artists on Art: John Heiss on Charles Ives / Influence

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In the course of 1782 and 1783, Mozart became intimately acquainted with the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel as a result of the influence of Gottfried van Swieten, who owned many manuscripts of the Baroque masters. Mozart's study of these scores inspired compositions in Baroque style, and later influenced his personal musical language, for example in fugal passages in Die Zauberflöte ("The Magic Flute") and the finale of Symphony No. 41. (Wikipedia)

Lobet den Herrn, den mächtigen König der Ehren by J.S. Bach

Listen to John Heiss' Four Short Pieces for Piano [allmusic ]

Listen to Arnold Schoenberg's Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19 [Spotify ]

Listen to Ives' Holidays Symphony - Decoration Day [Spotify ]