Letters

Letters Mozart s remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters his own and those concerning him written by others This volume brings together a fascinating selection giving us a detailed portrait

  • Title: Letters
  • Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • ISBN: 9780307266255
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Letters

    Mozart s remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters his own and those concerning him written by others This volume brings together a fascinating selection, giving us a detailed portrait of the composer s life and times Here are letters to and from Mozart s domineering father, Leopold, the earliest of which, addressed to a friend, describes the six year olMozart s remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters his own and those concerning him written by others This volume brings together a fascinating selection, giving us a detailed portrait of the composer s life and times Here are letters to and from Mozart s domineering father, Leopold, the earliest of which, addressed to a friend, describes the six year old Mozart s accomplishments There is also a letter sent to the Royal Society in London from one of its members describing an astonishing encounter with the eight year old prodigy Here are letters from the adolescent 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.Mozart s correspondence is full of details that illuminate the quotidien aspects of his days, reveal the great joys and burdens of his musical genius, and provide us with a lively account of the musical politics in the courts and opera houses of eighteenth century Europe 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.

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    1. Samantha Bee

      Good general collection of Mozart's letters, some of which I'd seen before, others not. I had previously only read letters between Mozart and his father, so it was interesting to see a change of tone on Mozart's part depending on who he was writing. However, while there were letters from Leopold to his son included, and some from Mozart's mother, I wish there had also been letters from Mozart's wife. At least near the end.(Also, this edition of his letters from Everyman's Library is really prett [...]

    2. Takeshinz

      This is the original classic collection of Mozart's letters translated into English. Increasingly harder to come by - heavily edited and censored of course (as was the style of the time) but no less revealing of how hard travel was and how difficult it was for Mozart to find work and keep work given his genuis. A must for classical music fans.

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