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A Life in Letters (Penguin Classics)by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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The letters of one of the worlds greatest composers
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—seen variously as a child prodigy, musical genius, tragic Romantic artist, and cultural icon—is among the most written-about of all composers. This fascinating set of his letters offers a new understanding of his life story—his marriage, compositions, performances, occasional money worries, opinions of fellow musicians, and complex relationship with his father—and a revealing portrait of both the man and the musician.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Austrian composer, widely recognised as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Among his most famous works, with Lorenzo da Ponte as librettist: Le nozze di Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787) Cosi fan tutte (1790), Die Zauberflöte (1791), La clemenza di Tito (1791). This book presents a selection of Mozart's letters, translated into English, complete with notes, linking commentary and chronology.
About the Author
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (17561791) is widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.
Cliff Eisen is general editor of the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Mozart.
Stewart Spencer is an authority on German literature and an editor of the journal of the Wagner Society.
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