Mozart: A Life

Mozart: A Life

by Paul Johnson
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Mozart: A Life by Paul Johnson

Eminent historian Paul Johnson dazzles with a rich, succinct portrait of Mozart and his music

As he’s done in Napoleon, Churchill, Jesus, and Darwin, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers a concise, illuminating biography of Mozart. Johnson’s focus is on the music—Mozart’s wondrous output of composition and his uncanny gift for instrumentation.

Liszt once said that Mozart composed more bars than a trained copyist could write in a lifetime. Mozart’s gift and skill with instruments was also remarkable as he mastered all of them except the harp. For example, no sooner had the clarinet been invented and introduced than Mozart began playing and composing for it.

In addition to his many insights into Mozart’s music, Johnson also challenges the many myths that have followed Mozart, including those about the composer’s health, wealth, religion, and relationships. Always engaging, Johnson offers readers and music lovers a superb examination of Mozart and his glorious music, which is still performed every day in concert halls and opera houses around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101638125
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 431,556
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Johnson is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Darwin: Portrait of a Genius, Socrates: A Man for Our Times, Napoleon: A Penguin Life, and Churchill. He lives in London.

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Mozart: A Life 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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A most interesting work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This really, really sucked. I needed to finish this for a project, and it was due today, but i havent even gotten through halfway in the book. It explaims of other things too much and barely focuses on his life.
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