On Mozart: A Paean for Wolfgang

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Ticknor & Fields, 1991 - Imaginary conversations. - 160 pages
On the bicentennial of Mozart's death, a magnificent tribute by serious musician, published composer, and author of A Clockwork Orange. With originality, Burgess clears away the cobwebs surrounding the Mozart legend to shed new light on the man and his music and discusses Mozart's place in an age already defined by Haydn.

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On Mozart: a paean for Wolfgang

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Burgess, the acclaimed author of such works as A Clockwork Orange ( LJ 2/15/63), puts his considerable writing talents to work conjuring up vivid images in prose and poetry, all revolving around his ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Anthony Burgess was born in 1917 in Manchester, England. He studied language at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He had originally applied for a degree in music, but was unable to pass the entrance exams. Burgess considered himself a composer first, one who later turned to literature. Burgess' first novel, A Vision of Battlements (1964), was based on his experiences serving in the British Army. He is perhaps best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, which was later made into a movie by Stanley Kubrick. In addition to publishing several works of fiction, Burgess also published literary criticism and a linguistics primer. Some of his other titles include The Pianoplayers, This Man and Music, Enderby, The Kingdom of the Wicked, and Little Wilson and Big God. Burgess was living in Monaco when he died in 1993.

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