Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life

Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life

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by Robert Spaethling
     
 

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"A wonderful collection that gives Mozart a voice as a son, husband, brother and friend." —New York Times Book ReviewSee more details below

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"A wonderful collection that gives Mozart a voice as a son, husband, brother and friend." —New York Times Book Review

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Booknews
In these new translations<-->the first in some 60 years<-->of 275- plus letters written over two decades, Spaethling (emeritus, German, U. of Massachusetts) retains his idiosyncratic spelling and offers Mozart lovers insights into the composer's artistic and personal journeys (1756-91). Includes an introduction, annotations, a map of Mozart's Europe, a chronology, travel itinerary, and illustrations of Salzburg, Mozart, his family, and letters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Peggy Constantine
[A] wonderful collection that gives Mozart a voice as a son, husband, brother and friend...Spaethling writes in the introduction that his goal was to ''provide a complete portrait and continuous account of Mozart the musician, Mozart the individual and Mozart the writer,'' and he has succeeded most admirably.
The New York Times Book Review
Anthony Pryer
...for the first time in English we are able to encounter his many "authentic" personalities, and abandon the monochrome genius of previous translations.
Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393328301
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/19/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
494
Sales rank:
398,082
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Spaethling was raised in the Bavarian town of Weissenstadt. He attended the Universities of Regensburg and Würzburg and has a Ph.D. in German from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Larkspur, California.

Robert Spaethling was raised in the Bavarian town of Weissenstadt. He attended the Universities of Regensburg and Würzburg and has a Ph.D. in German from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Larkspur, California.

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