Mozart: Letters

Introduction by Lady Wallace

Translated by Lady Wallace
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On sale Jan 09, 2007 | 256 Pages | 978-0-307-26625-5
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Mozart's remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters: his own and those concerning him written by others. Here are letters to and from Mozart's domineering father, Leopold, the earliest of which describes his six-year-old son's accomplishments.

There are letters from the 12-year-old Mozart to his mother and sister; adoring, protective missives to his wife; and, from his later years, letter after letter to friends, family, former patrons and fellow musicians, begging for financial help. Finally, in a letter written by Mozart's sister-in-law, this splendid epistolary portrait of the great composer is completed with a deeply moving account of his last hours.

Mozart's correspondence is full of details that illuminate the quotidian aspects of his days; reveal the great joys and burdens of his musical genius; and provide us with a lively account of musical politics in the courts and opera houses of l8th century Europe.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756 and died in 1791. View titles by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Mozart's remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters: his own and those concerning him written by others. Here are letters to and from Mozart's domineering father, Leopold, the earliest of which describes his six-year-old son's accomplishments.

There are letters from the 12-year-old Mozart to his mother and sister; adoring, protective missives to his wife; and, from his later years, letter after letter to friends, family, former patrons and fellow musicians, begging for financial help. Finally, in a letter written by Mozart's sister-in-law, this splendid epistolary portrait of the great composer is completed with a deeply moving account of his last hours.

Mozart's correspondence is full of details that illuminate the quotidian aspects of his days; reveal the great joys and burdens of his musical genius; and provide us with a lively account of musical politics in the courts and opera houses of l8th century Europe.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756 and died in 1791. View titles by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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