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Mozart and other essays on courtly art

Mozart and other essays on courtly art

Author: Norbert Elias; Eric Baker; Stephen Mennell
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this volume Elias paints Mozart as a freelance artist and genius who did not sit comfortably with the social makeup of his own time. It also includes two essays on the courtly painter Watteau and on the fate of German baroque poetry.

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Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Elias; Eric Baker; Stephen Mennell
ISBN: 9781906359096 1906359091
OCLC Number: 528428749
Description: xvii, 187 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The fate of German baroque poetry --
Watteau's pilgrimage to the island of love --
Mozart : the sociology of a genius. He simply gave up and let go ; Bourgeois musicians in court society ; Mozart becomes a freelance artist ; Craftsmen's art and artists' art ; The artist in the human being ; The formative years of a genius ; Between two social worlds ; Mozart's revolt : from Salzburg to Vienna ; Emancipation completed : Mozart's marriage ; Appendix I. The drama of Mozart's life : a chronology in note form ; Appendix II. Two notes.
Responsibility: Norbert Elias ; edited by Eric Baker, Stephen Mennell.


Like his father Leopold, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was dependent on a court aristocracy in whose eyes he was little more than a domestic servant. This title presents an account of this extraordinarily  Read more...


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