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The Master Musicians: Mozart
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The Master Musicians: Mozart

Julian Rushton

Abstract

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the great icons of Western music. An amazing prodigy — he toured the capitals of Europe while still a child, astonishing royalty and professional musicians with his precocious skills — he wrote as an adult some of the finest music in the entire European tradition. This book is a biography of this musical genius, combining a well-researched life of the composer with an introduction to the works — symphonic, chamber, sacred, and theatrical — of one of the few musicians in history to have written undisputed masterpieces in every genre open to composers of his tim ... More

Keywords: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Western music, prodigy, Wunderkind, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, biography, music, composer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195182644
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Rushton, author
University of Leeds (Emeritus)