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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.