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Mozart: A Penguin Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)

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Synopsis:

Mozart's unshakable hold on the public's fascination can only be strengthened by the historian and biographer Peter Gay's new perspective. His passionate and painstaking research reveals truths more fascinating than the myths that have long shrouded the maestro's life. Here is the archetypal child prodigy whose genius triumphed over early precociousness, and who later broke away from a loving but tyrannical father to pursue his vision unhampered. Peter Gay's Mozart traces the legendary development of the man whose life was a whirlwind of achievement, and the composer who pushed every instrument to its limit and every genre - especially opera - into new realms. Peter Gay's Mozart illuminates both the man and the age with the eloquent economy that will introduce to a new generation of readers this once popular literary form.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-177) and index.

About the Author

Peter Gay is Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, at Yale University, author of thirty-two widely respected books, and winner of the National Book Award for his definitive work on the Enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670882380
Subtitle:
A Penguin Life
Author:
Gay, Peter
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Austria
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Mozart, wolfgang amadeus, 1756-1791
Subject:
Composers -- Austria -- Biography.
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Penguin Lives Biographies
Publication Date:
19990601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.95x7.80x.74 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Mozart's unshakable hold on the public's fascination can only be strengthened by the historian and biographer Peter Gay's new perspective. His passionate and painstaking research reveals truths more fascinating than the myths that have long shrouded the maestro's life. Here is the archetypal child prodigy whose genius triumphed over early precociousness, and who later broke away from a loving but tyrannical father to pursue his vision unhampered. Peter Gay's Mozart traces the legendary development of the man whose life was a whirlwind of achievement, and the composer who pushed every instrument to its limit and every genre - especially opera - into new realms. Peter Gay's Mozart illuminates both the man and the age with the eloquent economy that will introduce to a new generation of readers this once popular literary form.
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