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Mozart's grace

Author: Scott G Burnham
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is a common article of faith that Mozart composed the most beautiful music we can know. But few of us ask why. Why does the beautiful in Mozart stand apart, as though untouched by human hands? At the same time, why does it inspire intimacy rather than distant admiration, love rather than awe? And how does Mozart's music create and sustain its buoyant and ever-renewable effects? In Mozart's Grace, Scott Burnham  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott G Burnham
ISBN: 9780691009100 0691009104
OCLC Number: 802103271
Awards: Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Invitation --
Beauty and grace --
Thresholds --
Grace and renewal --
Knowing innocence.
Responsibility: Scott Burnham.

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It is a common article of faith that Mozart composed the most beautiful music we can know. But few of us ask why. Why does the beautiful in Mozart stand apart, as though untouched by human hands?  Read more...

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Winner of the 2014 Otto Kinkeldey Award, American Musicological Society One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 "Here is analysis and commentary written with considerable enthusiasm and Read more...

 
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