Mozart

Mozart

The Early Years, 1756-1781

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WW Norton
The first comprehensive life and works of the composer in over sixty years, by a leading Mozart specialist.

Baker & Taylor
An exploration of Mozart's life and music relates his achievements to the social, economic, and cultural environments in which he worked, offering insight into his compositional process and his relationships with numerous contemporaries.

Norton Pub
The first comprehensive life and works of the composer in over sixty years, by a leading Mozart specialist.
Our understanding of Mozart's life and music has broadened immensely in recent years. Much new material has come to light, including discoveries of musical sources and fresh ways of interpreting known ones. Studies in the chronology of Mozart's works, his compositional process, his relationship to the world around him—these and many other areas have yielded new thinking that has challenged or overturned the inherited wisdom. In Mozart: The Early Years renowned music historian Stanley Sadie discusses all aspects of the composer's life and music, relating them to the social, economic, cultural, and musical environments in which he worked. Drawing substantially on family correspondence, Sadie illuminates Mozart's world and his relationships with employers, colleagues, and family. Individual works are discussed in sequence and related to the events of the composer's life.

Book News
Sadie, a well-known Mozart scholar who died in 2005, provides this examination of the composer's life and work from 1756 to 1781, with an aim to be comprehensive and on a larger scale than the many other biographies that exist. He traces Mozart's career as a child prodigy in Salzburg, his travels to Italy, working for the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, and ends with the production of Idomeneo in Munich. Integrated into the text are analyses of his compositions during this time, and discussions of his style and reasons for composing particular works. Appended are lists of works by genre and Köchel number. The book is aimed at professional musicians and music lovers. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

A comprehensive exploration of Mozart's life and music relates his achievements to the social, economic, and cultural environments in which he worked, drawing on new sources to offer insight into his compositional process and his relationships with numerous contemporaries. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Norton, [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780393061123
0393061124
Branch Call Number: BIO Mozart, W 2006
Characteristics: xxv, 644 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm

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