Mozart's Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music

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Pan, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 406 pages
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A major new biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told through the prism of the women in his lifeMozart was fascinated, amused, aroused, hurt, and betrayed by women. He loved and respected them, composed for them, performed with them. This unique biography looks at his interaction with each, starting with his family (his mother, Maria Anna and beloved and talented sister, Nannerl), and his marriage (which brought his 'other family', the Weber sisters). His relationships with his artists are examined, in particular those of his operas, through whose characters Mozart gave voice to the emotions of women who were, like his entire female acquaintance, restrained by the conventions and structures of eighteenth-century society. This is their story as well as his -- and shows once again that a great part of the composer's genius was in his understanding and musical expression of human nature. Evocative and beautifully written, Mozart's Women illuminates the music, the man, and above all the women who inspired him. 'Jane Glover has pulled off a coup des livres with her fresh take on Mozart's life and work' Sunday Telegraph 'Readable, informative and moving...Her passion for the music shines through this touching, vividly told story' Sunday Times

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MOZART'S WOMEN: The Man, the Music, and the Loves of His Life

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A thoughtful portrait of the famed composer and the less famous women who inspired his work and served as its greatest vehicles.Tom Hulce played it right in Amadeus: Wolfie Mozart was a bit silly ... Read full review

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User Review  - trinibaby9 - LibraryThing

The first half of this book was great. It gave alot of insight into his life. The second portion after his death could have been cut out entirely it really just repeated what had been said in the first half of the book. Worth reading though. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jane Glover is one of our pre-eminent conductors and a Mozart expert. In her long and hugely successful career she has been Music Director of the Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Artistic Director of The London Mozart Players, and has also held Principal Conductorships of both the Huddersfield and the London Choral Societies. She has conducted all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain and appears regularly at the BBC Proms. She is also a regular broadcaster, with highlights including a television series on Mozart and the radio series Opera House. She lives in London.

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