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Mozart : a life

Author: Maynard Solomon
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1996, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st HarperPerennial edView all editions and formats
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A biography of eighteenth-century Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, discussing his childhood, his talent as a composer and musician, his tumultuous career and personal life, and his early death.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maynard Solomon
ISBN: 0060926929 9780060926922 0060190469 9780060190460
OCLC Number: 34162413
Description: xvi, 640 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings: Leopold Mozart --
Early days --
The grand journey --
The family treasure --
A Vienna sojourn --
The Italian journeys --
Salzburg: 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 --
Vienna: Arrival --
Constanze --
Two families --
Adam --
The impresario --
Portrait of a composer --
Freemasonry --
The Zoroastran riddles --
The carnivalesque dimension --
Fearful symmetries --
Endings: 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.
Responsibility: Maynard Solomon.

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A biography of eighteenth-century Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, discussing his childhood, his talent as a composer and musician, his tumultuous career and personal life, and his early death.

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