by Sacheverell Sitwell


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ISBN-13: 9780836953008
Publisher: Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/1977
Series: Select Bibliographies Reprint Ser.
Pages: 191

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Mozart 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
gibbon on LibraryThing 23 days ago
This is an old book, first published in 1932. At that time radio broadcasting was new, television non-existent, the recorded repertoire was much smaller than it is now and even an energetic concert-goer could scarcely hope to have heard more than a small fraction of Mozart's works in live performance. However, Mr Sitwell had the advantage of personal acquaintance with contemporary composers and musicians and of knowing and understanding the physical and social settings for which Mozart composed. Accordingly his short book offers insights into the composer's life and music which are still valuable to the lay reader.