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Mozart

Author : Jan Swafford
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 832 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2020-12-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062433596

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Mozart by Jan Swafford Pdf

From the acclaimed composer and biographer Jan Swafford comes the definitive biography of one of the most lauded musical geniuses in history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. At the earliest ages it was apparent that Wolfgang Mozart’s singular imagination was at work in every direction. He hated to be bored and hated to be idle, and through his life he responded to these threats with a repertoire of antidotes mental and physical. Whether in his rabidly obscene mode or not, Mozart was always hilarious. He went at every piece of his life, and perhaps most notably his social life, with tremendous gusto. His circle of friends and patrons was wide, encompassing anyone who appealed to his boundless appetites for music and all things pleasurable and fun. Mozart was known to be an inexplicable force of nature who could rise from a luminous improvisation at the keyboard to a leap over the furniture. He was forever drumming on things, tapping his feet, jabbering away, but who could grasp your hand and look at you with a profound, searching, and melancholy look in his blue eyes. Even in company there was often an air about Mozart of being not quite there. It was as if he lived onstage and off simultaneously, a character in life’s tragicomedy but also outside of it watching, studying, gathering material for the fabric of his art. Like Jan Swafford’s biographies Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, Mozart is the complete exhumation of a genius in his life and ours: a man who would enrich the world with his talent for centuries to come and who would immeasurably shape classical music. As Swafford reveals, it’s nearly impossible to understand classical music’s origins and indeed its evolutions, as well as the Baroque period, without studying the man himself.

Mozart

Author : Franz Xaver Niemetschek,Cliff Eisen
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Page : 96 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781845452315

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Mozart by Franz Xaver Niemetschek,Cliff Eisen Pdf

In 1798 Franz Xaver Niemetschek published this biography of Mozart - the only one written by an eyewitness and authorized by Mozart's widow Konstanze. It includes a dedication to Haydn and is one of the earliest specimens of musical biography which, compared with other branches of biography, was still in its infancy even in the latter part of the 19th century. This first biography of Mozart is not only an important document of music history but also a loving and intimate portrait of the world-renowned composer. Based on documents, letters and other original sources, Mozart: The First Biography conveys a vivid picture of the social and courtly life that formed the background of Mozart's sheer magical talents as a composer and virtuoso.

Mozart

Author : Jeremy Siepmann
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120957050

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Mozart by Jeremy Siepmann Pdf

Sourcebooks MediaFusion and Naxos proudly present the life and works of Mozart, complete with two audio CDs and an exclusive website. In this lively and accessible biography, Jeremy Siepmann reminds us of a remarkable natural talent who was, however, all too human. Read the text and listen to two CDs containing a carefully chosen cross-section of Mozart's music. Readers also gain access to an exclusive website that offers the musical works in full, the music of Mozart's father, a detailed timeline and more. This revolutionary biography utilizes traditional and new media to provide a uniquely rounded portrait of the composer himself. Naxos is the world's leading classical music label and provider of classical music over the Internet at www.naxos.com.

Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

Author : Yona Zeldis McDonough
Publisher : Paw Prints
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2009-07-10
Category : Composers
ISBN : 1442049227

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Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? by Yona Zeldis McDonough Pdf

Explores the life and work of the prolific eighteenth-century Austrian composer who began life as a child prodigy, composing music at the age of five, and died a pauper at age thirty-five.

Mozart

Author : Paul Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2013-11-14
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781101638125

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Mozart by Paul Johnson Pdf

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.

Mozart

Author : Roye E. Wates
Publisher : Amadeus Press
Page : 338 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781574671896

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Mozart by Roye E. Wates Pdf

(Amadeus). Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths explores in detail 20 of the composer's major works in the context of his tragically brief life and the turbulent times in which he lived. Addressed to non-musicians seeking to deepen their technical appreciation for his music while learning more about Mozart the man than the caricature portrayed in the 1986 movie Amadeus , this book offers extensive biographical and historical background debunking many well-established Mozart myths along with guided study of compositions representing every genre of 18th-century music: opera, concerto, symphony, church music, divertimento and serenade, sonata, and string quartet. Author Roye E. Wates, a Mozart specialist, has taught music history to thousands of non-musicians, both undergraduates and adults, as a Professor of Music at Boston University and from 2002-2004 as director of Boston University's Adult Music Seminar at Tanglewood, summer residence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths provides a unique combination of biographical detail, up-to-date research, detailed musical analyses, and clear definitions of terms. Amateurs as well as more advanced musicians will gain a greater understanding of Mozart's encyclopedic mastery.

Mozart, His Character, His Work

Author : Alfred Einstein
Publisher : New York ; London [etc.] : Oxford University Press
Page : 524 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 1945
Category : Composers
ISBN : UOM:39015009769335

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Mozart, His Character, His Work by Alfred Einstein Pdf

A picture of Mozart's "character and of the personalities and events that exercised a decisive influence upon it. The works that are mentioned are not described, but characterized from the point of view of their time and--so far as possible--of our relation to them." --Preface.

The Life and Times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Author : John Bankston
Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2004-03
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781612289120

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The Life and Times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by John Bankston Pdf

As a little boy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began writing musical compositions when most kids his age were still learning to read. By the time he was seven, Mozart was an accomplished musician who could play several instruments and also sing. Accompanied by his older sister, Nannerl, and his father, Leopold, young Wolfgang toured Europe. He performed before royalty and some of the richest members of society. By the time he was twelve, Wolfgang was famous. He first tasted failure as a teenager, as audiences ignored his operas, and he had trouble making money. He began to be known for his bad jokes and relentless pursuit of women. He eventually married the sister of the woman who broke his heart. In adulthood, Mozart's problems grew. He couldn't keep a job. He was usually broke. One of the greatest composers the world had ever known was forced to make a living giving piano lessons. Yet today, he is one of the most celebrated and respected composers of all time.

Baby Mozart: A Classical Music Sound Book (With 6 Magical Melodies)

Author : Little Genius Books
Publisher : Little Genius Books
Page : 14 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2021-10-05
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1953344305

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Baby Mozart: A Classical Music Sound Book (With 6 Magical Melodies) by Little Genius Books Pdf

The Classical Music Sound Book series introduces the youngest music lovers to famous composers with whimsical illustrations and 6 magical sound buttons to experience the joy of their music! Babies and toddlers will love discovering the wonderful world of classical music with this series that features a sound button on every spread! A caterpillar plays Piano Sonata No. 11 while an elephant listens on. Three pugs accompany a wiener dog playing Symphony No. 40. These are just two of the wonderfully silly spreads in this homage to Mozart that’s perfect for mini music lovers! Children will giggle over the silly illustrations as well as love pushing the sound buttons over and over. What a great way to learn about Mozart! A perfect gift for baby showers!

Mozart

Author : Hans Küng
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Page : 118 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Music
ISBN : 0802806880

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Mozart by Hans Küng Pdf

Much Has Been Written about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but relatively little on the religious dimension of his person and his music. In this book Hans Kung offers an intriguing theological probing into Mozart's musical work. Kung begins by discussing Mozart's Catholic background--something that, surprisingly, has hardly been treated by Mozart scholars. He moves on to explore how Mozart's music itself displays to the keen ear "traces of transcendence," giving intimations of a mysterious bliss transcending even all music.

Mozart

Author : John Suchet
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2017-08-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781681775760

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Mozart by John Suchet Pdf

We think we know the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life. Austrian-born to a tyrannical father who worked him fiercely; unhappily married to a spendthrift woman; a child-like character ill at ease amid the aristocratic splendor of the Viennese court; a musical genius who died young thus depriving the world of future glories.Yet only that last point is actually true. In this comprehensive biography, John Suchet examines the many myths and misunderstandings surrounding the world's best-loved composer. From his early days as a child prodigy performing for the imperial royal family in Vienna to the last months of his short life, driven to exhaustion by a punitive workload, one thing remained constant: his happy disposition.Through trials and tribulations, grand successes and disheartening setbacks, Suchet shows us the real Mozart—blessed with an abundance of talent yet sometimes struggling to earn a living. His mischievous nature and earthy sense of humor, his ease and confidence in his own incredible abilities; these were traits that never left him. His music has brought comfort to countless generations; his life, though brief, is no less fascinating.

Mozart's Music of Friends

Author : Edward Klorman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 359 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2016-04-21
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781107093652

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Mozart's Music of Friends by Edward Klorman Pdf

This study analyzes chamber music from Mozart's time within its highly social salon-performance context.

Mozart's Requiem

Author : Christoph Wolff
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0520077091

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Mozart's Requiem by Christoph Wolff Pdf

"'When was the score of the Requiem completed?' is a question that everyone has asked; . . .but Wolff goes on to ask: 'Where do the technical and stylistic premises for the Requiem lie, and to what extent could these be taken into account after Mozart's death?' This question is rich in implications, central to the uniqueness of the work, and virtually undiscussed in the Mozart literature."--Thomas Bauman, co-author of Mozart's Operas

Mozart's Piano Concertos

Author : Neal Zaslaw
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Page : 502 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Music
ISBN : 0472103148

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Mozart's Piano Concertos by Neal Zaslaw Pdf

A celebration and exploration of a monumental achievement

Young Mozart

Author : William Augel
Publisher : Humanoids, Inc.
Page : 78 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2019-04-23
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781643379272

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Young Mozart by William Augel Pdf

A tender and playful glimpse at the childhood of the world's greatest musical genius.