The New Grove MozartBook - 2002
A child prodigy who performed throughout Europe in his early years, this Austrian composer excelled in every medium of his time, including chamber music for strings, the piano concerto, and opera. Along with his contemporaries Haydn and Beethoven, he is one of the composers who brought the Viennese Classical style to its height. Mozart's mature music, distiniguished by its melodic beauty, formal perfection, and richness of harmony and texture, is deeply colored by Italian opera though rooted in Austrian and south German traditions. He is widely regarded as the most universal composer in the history of Western music. The New Grove Mozart is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to one of the world most beloved composers.About The New Grove II Composer Biography Series:These new, fully re-written editions of some of the most popular titles in the New Grove composer biography series last published in the 1980s build on the enormous success of those books, offering fresh new insights drawn from the most recent scholarship. Focusing on some of the greatest and most influential composers of the last few centuries of the millennium, these titles are derived from the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Most excitingly, as they will be published before the dictionary, they offer sneak previews of some of the best, most up-to-date entries in this landmark, end-of-the-century edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive, and widely respected music encyclopedia in the world. In addition to the re-written editions of The New Grove Wagner, The New Grove Haydn,and The New Grove Mozart comes for the first time The New Grove Stravinsky, the first in a series of New Grove composer biographies that will cover the great masters of the 20th century, never before published as individual volumes. This series is edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. Both men live in the United Kingdom and have edited The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Second Edition.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002
Branch Call Number: 780.92 Mozar-N
Characteristics: 131 p. : ill., music. --
Alternative Title: Mozart