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Mozart : the golden years, 1781-1791

Author: H C Robbins Landon
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The last decade of Mozart's short but amazingly prolific career counts as one of the most remarkable periods - truly golden years—in the history of Western music. Richly illustrated with contemporary paintings and engravings and authoritatively written, this book provides a vivid account of the composer's life in the European music capital, Vienna, from 1781 to 1791. This creative yet turbulent decade witnessed a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H C Robbins Landon
ISBN: 0500512965 9780500512968
OCLC Number: 62307686
Notes: "250th anniversary edition."
Originally published: 1989.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, music ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction; I. Prelude; II. The Musical Scene in Vienna, 1781 - 82; III. Vienna: The Social Scene; IV. The Two Constanzes; V. Concerts in Vienna; interlude in Salzburg; VI. Patronage and Subscription Concerts of 1784; Mozart joins the Freemasons; VII. Leopold Mozart's Visit to Vienna; the Haydn-Mozart friendship; VIII. The String Quartets dedicated to Haydn; Mozart and the Piano Concerto; IX. The Da Ponte Operas; X. The End of Mozart's Subscription Concerts; Austria's Folly and Mozart's Misery; XI. Two Trips to Germany; the Decline and Fall of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; XII. A Freemasons' Conspiracy in 1791?
Responsibility: H.C. Robbins Landon.

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Offers an account of the last decade of Mozarts short but amazingly prolific career one of the most remarkable periods in the entire history of Western music.  Read more...

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