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The New Grove Mozart

Author: Stanley Sadie
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1983.
Series: Composer biography series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A child prodigy who performed throughout Europe in his early years, Mozart excelled in every medium of his time, including chamber music for strings, the piano and concerto and opera. Along with his contemporaries Haydn and Beethoven, he is one of the composers who brought the Viennese Classical style to its height. His mature music, distinguished by its melodic beauty, formal perfection and richness of harmony is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Sadie
ISBN: 0393016803 9780393016802 0393300846 9780393300840
OCLC Number: 10670525
Notes: "First published in the New Grove dictionary of music and musicians ... 1980"--Title page verso.
Description: 247 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Composer biography series.
Responsibility: Stanley Sadie.

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A child prodigy who performed throughout Europe in his early years, Mozart excelled in every medium of his time, including chamber music for strings, the piano and concerto and opera. Along with his contemporaries Haydn and Beethoven, he is one of the composers who brought the Viennese Classical style to its height. His mature music, distinguished by its melodic beauty, formal perfection and richness of harmony is rooted in both Austrian and German traditions. He is widely regarded as the most universal composer in the history of Western music. In addition to a detailed view of Mozart's life and works, this book includes comprehensive, tabular work-lists and a fully revised and updated bibliography.

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