Mozart is perhaps the greatest composer who ever lived. His music, like Shakespeare's prose, expresses every facet of the human condition, and transcends time and place.
This new title in the Treasures series pays tribute to Mozart's musical brilliance, covering his entire life and major works in a series of lavish spreads. Follow Mozart as he takes his first steps as a composer, tours Europe as a child genius, struggles to reconcile his artistic vision with his patrons' demands, and achieves fame but not fortune--tragically dying at only 35 years of age in abject poverty.
Learn, also, about his encounter with Haydn, connection with the Masons, and marvelous operas: "The Marriage of Figaro," "Don Giovanni," " Cosi fan tutte," and "The Magic Flute."
Boxed sidebars and facsimile documents complete the exquisite slipcased package, which comes complete with a CD of Mozart's most enchanting pieces.
Facsimile Documents Include: - Original scores - Letters to friends and family, including those from Mozart telling his father and sister of his mother's death- Concert posters- Concert programs- Reviews and criticisms
. About the Author
John Irving is Professor of Music History and Performance Practice at the University of Bristol. His main interest is in the instrumental music of Mozart. He is a frequent speaker at musicology conferences in the UK and internationally and a Council Member of the Royal Musical Association. He is General Editor of a new series of monographs on William Byrd, and editor of several volumes of the series Musica Britannica and Corpus of Early Keyboard Music. He divides him time between London and Bristol.
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Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 3rd September 2009
Dimensions (cm): 31.3 x 28.1 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.402