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Thesis Title: Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770): A Companion to the Sources
Degree Type: PhD
Degree Specialism: Musicology
Supervisor(s): Professors Yo Tomita and Ian Woodfield
Thesis Status: Accepted
Date Submitted / Accepted: 2010
Institution Submitting / Submitted To: Queens University of Belfast
Persons / Composers: Gottlieb Muffat, Georg Muffat, Johann Joseph Fux
Genres / Musical Instruments: Keyboard instruments
Related Places: Vienna
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to illuminate the life and works of the composer and organist Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770) through a critical evaluation of all known sources of his music and selected biographical documents. It is intended primarily to provide the groundwork for future research on Muffat’s music and comprises five distinct sections. The first section contains a detailed biography set within a social, cultural and historic framework. The second section comprises a detailed discussion of Muffat’s works within the context of the cultivation of keyboard music in Vienna. The provenance and transmission of individual music manuscripts is then discussed in order to refine our perception of how Muffat’s music has been received over the past 300 years. A thematic catalogue constitutes the third section of this thesis. Although it is not the first catalogue of Muffat’s work, it is the only one to incorporate the large corpus of recently discovered works in the archive of the Berlin Sing-Akademie. The fourth section provides a succinct description of each source and is intended to complement the thematic catalogue. The final section of this thesis includes transcriptions of a diverse range of documents related to aspects of Gottlieb Muffat’s family life and his duties at the imperial court.

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