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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Edited by Michael RoseAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Rose and Peter WashingtonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Washington
Introduction by Lady WallaceAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lady Wallace

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On Sale: August 22, 2012
Pages: 256 | ISBN: 978-0-307-82421-9
Published by : Everyman's Library Knopf
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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-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.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|Michael Rose|Peter Washington

About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Letters
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756 and died in 1791.

About Michael Rose

Michael Rose - Letters
Michael Rose is the author of Berlioz Remembered and a contributor to the Grove dictionaries of music and opera.

About Peter Washington

Peter Washington - Letters
Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, and is the author of Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America.   

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