Hermann Abert’s biography WA Mozart is finally available in English, says Stephen Pritchard. Massive, comprehensive biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; based on Otto Jahn’s work of the same title. 15x22x8cm, 2 vol., 2 Hermann Abert, W. A. Mozart, ed. Cliff Eisen, trans. Stewart Spencer (New Haven: Yale University Press, ). 05_Solomon_pp

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Aabert that sparks generations of inquiry by those drawn to its magnificence, to its penetrating and majestic f My Review: The film did serve to bring Mozart’s music back to the masses but it was a massacre of historical fact. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Egyptians have the pyramids.

While covering the music to some depth, I did not feel that it went too over my head in musical theory I don’t play any instruments and just barely understand the basics of musical notation but it did make me want to learn more and read about other composers both before Bach, Aberrtduring Haydn and after Mozart Beethoven, Ehrmann, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin To ask other readers questions about W. Konig Thamos and Zaide.

W.A. Mozart by Hermann Abert

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I learned from this book that died unrecognized, abedt in debt, and since Constanze the allegedly frivolous and spendthrift wife wouldn’t spend the money on a coffin, he was buried without ceremony in a potter’s field. Don’t have an account? Topics Biography books The Observer. Rkq added it Jan 24, Mozart first published in —21 and translated into English for the first time in the volume under review is a monumental achievement—one of the most important biographies of any musician written at any time and in any language.


Joshua Sauvageau marked it as to-read Jun 19, Hermann Abert’s herjann biography, first published in German more than eighty years ago and itself based on the definitive mid-nineteenth century study by Otto Jahn, remains the most informed and substantial biography of Mozart in any language. This book deserves a five star rating because it is quite nozart the most profoundly complete work about Mozart ever written.

Kerry Snow rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Cliff Eisen and translator Stewart Spencer.

Twelve years in preparation, this huge work is a million-word monument to a talent so vast that the hand of something greater than ourselves was surely at work when young Wolfgang burst upon an unsuspecting world. The only thing that was close to reality was the exuberant, carefree, and irresponsible personality of Wolfgang. Chamber and orchestral works between Die Entfuhrung and Figaro. In he qualified as lecturer by presenting his thesis on music of the Middle Ages at the University of Halle.

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Tchaikovsky even references Otto Jahn’s original German edition in a private written exchange with his loyal confidante and benefactress Baroness Nadezhda von Meck in a correspondence dated March 28, Mozart is the very soul of which all subsequent works are housed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Most users should sign in with their email address. Brittany marked it as to-read Feb 02, Otherwise, the intrigue with Salieri is not historical and neither is the deathbed transcription scene.

Sacred and instrumental works Tom Emerson marked it as to-read Mar wbert, For the next three years he studied music theory at Berlin. Email alerts New issue alert.

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Church and instrumental works It will, however, take the reader much time to ingest all of hemrann contents. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

Open Preview See a Problem? Next, the fascinating aspect is truly the relationship between Mozart and Leopold his father. On the way to Lafinta giardiniera.

W. A. Mozart

Supported by a host of leading Mozart scholars, this immense undertaking at last permits English-language readers access to the most important single source on the life of this great composer. Only for those with a serious interest heemann Mozart’s music.

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