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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First operas in Vienna. Oct 20, Mozarr rated it it was amazing. The film did serve to bring Mozart’s music back to the masses but it was a massacre of historical fact.

Service at the Salzburg court. Lucy marked it as to-read May 11, Otherwise, the intrigue with Salieri is not historical and neither is the deathbed transcription scene. This crucial biography has long been, and continues to be indispensable for any serious scholar of classical music. How then, does one review the very progenitor of nearly every Mozart biography published since hermann early twentieth century?

Jamieson Drummond added it Aug 23, La clemenza di Tito. Susannah Rutherglen marked it as to-read Feb 01, Steve Morrison marked it as to-read Sep 08, He was perhaps the closet person in music to Icarus. Between Figaro and Don Giovanni.


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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. Mozart by Hermann Abert. Jan 05, Dana Query rated it it was amazing. Melinda marked it as to-read May 12, Victoria Franco marked it as to-read Aug 08, Retrieved from ” https: Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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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, Travels of the child prodigy. Brandon added it Jul 26, This book deserves a five star rating because it is quite simply the most profoundly complete work about Mozart ever written.


In he was admitted to the Prussian Academy of Sciencesthe first music abret to be granted this honour. 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. Bri added it Aug 19, Only for those with a serious interest in Mozart’s music.

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Thanks for telling us about the moazrt. I learned from this book that died unrecognized, heavily 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. On the way to Lafinta giardiniera. Abert stayed on at Halle as a lecturer, becoming a senior lecturer or associate professor in and a full professor in To ask other readers questions about W.

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