Mozart: a life

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 640 pages
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In this first full-scale biography of Mozart in nearly 40 years, esteemed biographer Solomon draws on a half-century of new information to provide an in-depth account of the composer's family life, his passions, and his personality. Exploding myths and solving riddles, Solomon portrays Mozart in a new light. 75 photos.

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User Review  - Queenosiris - Goodreads

This book is a huge undertaking, really dissecting Mozart's life, trials, and tribulations. As someone who's favorite composer is Mozart, and as someone who has formally studied music and specifically ... Read full review

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I just could not put this book down until I finished it. Read full review


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Maynard Solomon's books on Beethoven and his renowned writings on Mozart, Schubert, and Ives led a contributor to "Music & Letters" to name him "the leading musicologist-biographer of our time." His classic biography, "Beethoven", has been translated into seven languages and his "Beethoven Essays" received the Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society for best book of the year in 1989. Mr. Solomon, who lives in New York, has taught at Columbia, Harvard, and Yale Universities.

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