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Mozart

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mozart's music has enthralled listeners for centuries. In this brilliant biography, acclaimed historian Paul Johnson draws upon his expert knowledge of the era and Mozart's own private letters to conjure Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life and times in rich detail. Johnson charts Mozart's life from age three through to his later years--when he penned The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. Along the way, Johnson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
NonFiction
Arts
Biography
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Johnson
ISBN: 9780670026371 0670026379 9780143126065 0143126067
OCLC Number: 834432797
Description: 164 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The "miracle" prodigy --
Master of instruments --
A married composing machine --
Mozart's operatic magic --
A good life fully lived.
Responsibility: Paul Johnson.

Abstract:

Mozart's music has enthralled listeners for centuries. In this brilliant biography, acclaimed historian Paul Johnson draws upon his expert knowledge of the era and Mozart's own private letters to conjure Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life and times in rich detail. Johnson charts Mozart's life from age three through to his later years--when he penned The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. Along the way, Johnson challenges some of the popular myths that cloud Mozart's image: his allegedly tempestuous personal relationships and supposedly bitter rivalry with Salieri, as well as the notion that he was desperately impoverished when he died. The result--a bold, invigorating portrait of one of the most popular and influential composers of all time--is a welcome addition to Johnson's extraordinary body of work and makes a perfect gift for classical music lovers and fans of biographies [Publisher description].

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