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The Resource Mozart : a life in letters, edited by Cliff Eisen ; translated by Stewart Spencer

Mozart : a life in letters, edited by Cliff Eisen ; translated by Stewart Spencer

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Mozart : a life in letters
Title
Mozart
Title remainder
a life in letters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cliff Eisen ; translated by Stewart Spencer
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) - seen variously as child prodigy, musical genius, tragic Romantic artist and cultural icon - is among the most written-about of all composers. This landmark new selection of letters tells Mozart's story afresh through his correspondence. In contrast to many earlier editions, it contains not only his own, sometimes affectionate, sometimes fraught, writings to family, friends and his wife Constanze, but also many of his father Leopold's regular letters to his son and written descriptions of Mozart's dazzling court recitals. Offering a fascinating insight into his compositions, performances and opinions of fellow musicians, his marriage, his complex relationship with his father, and his occasional money worries, these letters form a revealing portrait of both the man and the musician." "Newly translated to preserve the originals' informal style, without censoring their often bawdy humour, the letters are arranged chronologically, with brief linking commentaries, to let Mozart's story speak for itself. This edition also includes an introduction discussing Mozart's life, extensive footnotes, a list of important people, chronology and further reading."--BOOK JACKET
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UKM
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1756-1791
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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
ML410.M9
LC item number
A4 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
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  • Eisen, Cliff
  • Spencer, Stewart
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Composers
Label
Mozart : a life in letters, edited by Cliff Eisen ; translated by Stewart Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Author, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxii) and index
Control code
ocm70671489
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 647 p.
Isbn
9780141441467
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)70671489
Label
Mozart : a life in letters, edited by Cliff Eisen ; translated by Stewart Spencer
Publication
Note
Author, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxii) and index
Control code
ocm70671489
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 647 p.
Isbn
9780141441467
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)70671489

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