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- Cambridge University Press
Mozart was not only an extraordinary musical genius but a man who lived through the great change from the old society to the modern one in which we still live. He was one of the "new men" of the agehis music gives voice to anxieties and consolations that are still ours. This biography sets Mozart's life within the history of an age plunging into revolution and European war. Avoiding guesswork, it probes his crucial relationships with his father, his wife and his employer. It studiesin depth though in nontechnical languagecharacteristic examples of his music and asks what they can tell us about their author and ourselves.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Musical Lives Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: on the cusp; 1. Escape from the father; 2. The conflict with authority; 3. The eternal feminine; 4. Man of the theatre; 5. Mozart and God; 6. The last phase; 7. Requiem.