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Mozart

Author: Julian Rushton
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: The master musicians.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A vivid portrait of Mozart, combining a well-reserched account of his life with an introduction to his works: symphonic,chamber, sacred, and theatrical.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Chronologies
Chronology
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Rushton
ISBN: 9780195388251 0195388259
OCLC Number: 434562005
Notes: Copyright © 2006 by Oxford University Press, Inc. First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2009.
Description: 306 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Salzburg and the grand tour : 1756-1769 --
Works by an "almost supernatural talent" --
Italy and Salzburg : 1769-1773 --
Opera seria : "fitting the clothes to the figure" --
Salzburg : 1773-1777 --
Sacred music : "I have thoroughly acquainted myself with that style since my youth" --
Mannheim and Paris : 1777-1779 --
The "classical style" : Mozart and the keyboard --
Salzburg and Munich : 1779-1781 --
Orchestral music : "the glorious effect of a symphony with flutes, oboes, and clarinets" --
Vienna : 1781-1785 --
Singspiel : "music must never offend the ear" --
"Land of the clavier": piano concertos and piano chamber music --
Vienna and Prague : 1785-1788 --
Chamber music : "the greatest composer I know" --
Opera buffa : "most important is that it must be really comic" --
The last years : 1788-1791 --
The last works : "a rich possession, but even fairer hopes" --
Aftermath: " --
de morte transire ad vitam."
Series Title: The master musicians.
Responsibility: Julian Rushton.

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A revised biography from OUP's excellent 'Master Musicians' series offers a captivating and accessible account of Mozart's life and music. * Classic FM * The Master Musicians composer biographies Read more...

 
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