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Liszt once said that Mozart composed more bars than a trained copyist could write in a lifetime. One of the world's most enduringly popular musicians, Mozart had a profound influence on Western music and on his contemporaries such as Beethoven and Haydn. Johnson focuses on the importance of Mozart's music, uncovering his wondrous output of composition and his gift and skill with instruments. In addition to his many insights into Mozart's music, Johnson also challenges myths about Mozart, including those about his health, religion and relationships.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013
ISBN: 9780670026371
Branch Call Number: 780.92 Mozar -J
Characteristics: 164 p


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Oct 25, 2016

I know how to play his songs and his dads too

Sep 10, 2014

Engagingly written, Paul Johnson's love for Mozart's biography and music is contagious in the best way. I will definitely read this again. I highly recommend it.

ChristchurchLib Mar 17, 2014

"A concise portrait of the genius 18th-century composer focuses on his significant output of music and how it reflected his uncanny ability to master virtually all of the musical instruments of his period, in an analysis that also challenges popular myths about his health, finances, religion and relationships." Biography and Memoir March 2014 newsletter

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