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Mozart: His Character, His Work by Alfred Einstein

Mozart: His Character, His Work by Alfred Einstein

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Mozart:  His Character, His Work by Alfred Einstein is a 492-page softcover published first in 1945 by Oxford University Press, Inc., and this copy is a reprint from 1972.  The cover shows surface rubbing and some light creases.  Inside, the pages are slightly foxed.  

Book Summary

The publication in paper covers of Einstein's classic study of Mozart's character and works will be welcomed by all who wish to learn more about one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time, from the pen of the unrivaled interpreter of Mozart's life and music.

Especially enlivening to those already familiar with the well-known facts of Mozart's life and with his compositions, Dr. Einstein's study brings to light many new facts about his relationship with his prodigy-proud family, his susceptibility to ambitious women, and his associations with musical contemporaries.  The main section of the book offers a penetrating analysis of his instrumental and vocal works, closely examining with the aid of musical examples Mozart's operas, piano music, chamber music, and symphonies.  The entire study dramatizes the paradoxical contrast between the sublimity of Mozart's musical life and the mundane nature of his temporal existence. 

ISBN:  0-19-500732-8

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