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Understanding musical scores
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2.2.3 Discussing Mozart

Now you have worked through the basics of how melodies work with accompaniments and how textures are created, watch the following video to learn more about how pianist Alexander Panfilov works with the score to discover more about textures and structures as he prepares for performance.

You may find it helpful to have the score that you downloaded in the introduction to hand as you watch.

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Alexander mentions the Viennese Classical style. By this, he means the music written by the composers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.