skip to content
Mozart : a life Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Mozart : a life

Author: Maynard Solomon
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Mozart: a life is based on an unsurpassed knowledge of the documentary sources, including numerous documents that have not previously appeared in any biography of the composer. It offers a beautifully written and absorbing narrative of Mozart's life, from his birth in 1756 and childhood in Salzburg to the extraordinary decade of acclaimed performances in the capitals of Europe, where he was honored by royal families
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Solomon, Maynard.
Mozart.
New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©1995
(OCoLC)639395821
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maynard Solomon
ISBN: 0060190469 9780060190460 009174704X 9780091747046
OCLC Number: 31435799
Awards: Shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1996.
Description: xvi, 640 pages : illustrations, portraits, music, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: The myth of the eternal child --
Leopold Mozart --
Early days --
The grand journey --
The family treasure --
A Vienna sojourn --
The Italian journeys --
The favorite son --
A composer's voice --
A fool's errand --
Mozart in love --
A mother's death --
Trouble in paradise --
Parallel lives --
Farewell to Salzburg --
Arrival --
Constanze --
Two families --
Adam --
The impresario --
Portrait of a composer --
Freemasonry --
The Zoroastran riddles --
The carnivalesque dimension --
Fearful symmetries --
Little Leopold --
"Carissima sorella mia" --
Prague and beyond --
The journey to Berlin --
A "constant sadness" --
The last year --
The final journey --
The power of music --
Appendix: Mozart's Vienna earnings.
Responsibility: Maynard Solomon.

Abstract:

This biography focuses on the roots of Mozart's creativity, and finds them in previously misunderstood details of his life. At its heart, for all his boundless energy and genius, lies rejection by  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31435799> # Mozart : a life
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "31435799" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/780.92/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/871620> ; # Composers
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/32197206> ; # Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/ML410> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204901> ; # Austria.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/148823819#Topic/composers_austria> ; # Composers--Austria
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/148823819#Person/solomon_maynard> ; # Maynard Solomon
    schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "1995" ;
    schema:description "The myth of the eternal child -- Leopold Mozart -- Early days -- The grand journey -- The family treasure -- A Vienna sojourn -- The Italian journeys -- The favorite son -- A composer's voice -- A fool's errand -- Mozart in love -- A mother's death -- Trouble in paradise -- Parallel lives -- Farewell to Salzburg -- Arrival -- Constanze -- Two families -- Adam -- The impresario -- Portrait of a composer -- Freemasonry -- The Zoroastran riddles -- The carnivalesque dimension -- Fearful symmetries -- Little Leopold -- "Carissima sorella mia" -- Prague and beyond -- The journey to Berlin -- A "constant sadness" -- The last year -- The final journey -- The power of music -- Appendix: Mozart's Vienna earnings."@en ;
    schema:description "Mozart: a life is based on an unsurpassed knowledge of the documentary sources, including numerous documents that have not previously appeared in any biography of the composer. It offers a beautifully written and absorbing narrative of Mozart's life, from his birth in 1756 and childhood in Salzburg to the extraordinary decade of acclaimed performances in the capitals of Europe, where he was honored by royal families and adoring audiences, to his emergence as a prolific young composer, his status as Salzburg's favorite son in the 1770s, his conquest of Vienna, his marriage there, his financial vicissitudes, his later journeys to Prague and Germany, his deepening melancholia, his final triumphs, and his premature death in 1791."@en ;
    schema:description "Narrative chapters alternate with rich and imaginative in-depth explorations of issues crucial to understanding Mozart - his antic disposition, his penchant for the bawdy, his enigmatic Zoroastran riddles, his perplexing adoption of the code name "Adam," his brilliance as an impresario, his tangled finances, his Masonic creed, and his rending contest with his father, which continued to shadow him even after Leopold Mozart's death in 1787. And in a series of highly original chapters, Solomon probes such musical topics as the finding of Mozart's personal voice in his early serenades; the innovative character of his slow movements; the blend of strangeness and ecstasy in some of his most beautiful instrumental works; and the disquieting effect of his later operas."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/148823819> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/639395821> ;
    schema:name "Mozart : a life"@en ;
    schema:productID "31435799" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780091747046> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780060190460> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/31435799> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/148823819#Person/solomon_maynard> # Maynard Solomon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Solomon" ;
    schema:givenName "Maynard" ;
    schema:name "Maynard Solomon" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204901> # Austria.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Austria." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/871620> # Composers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Composers"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/32197206> # Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1756" ;
    schema:deathDate "1791" ;
    schema:familyName "Mozart" ;
    schema:givenName "Wolfgang Amadeus" ;
    schema:name "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780060190460>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0060190469" ;
    schema:isbn "9780060190460" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780091747046>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "009174704X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780091747046" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/639395821>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Mozart." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31435799> ; # Mozart : a life
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.