Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life

Robert Spaethling
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Here is Mozart at his most intimate and unguarded, with new translations of the composer's letters

What was Mozart really like? Wild? Sublime? Responsible? Fun-loving? Bright? Foul-mouthed? Reading these letters, we learn in his own words that he was all of these and much more. Here is the composer at his most intimate and unguarded, expressing his feelings about life, love, music, and the world around him.

In this collection, Robert Spaethling has carefully chosen letters written by Mozart over a span of almost twenty-two years - from his first journey to Italy as a shy teenager to the final months of his life in Vienna. The letters, together with the accompanying introductions, chronicle the composer's life, personal development and artistic growth.

Author bio:

Robert Spaethling is Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Massachusetts, and is the author of several books on Mozart, including Music and Mozart in the Life of Goethe. He was raised in the Bavarian town of Weissenstadt, whose local dialect resembles that of Mozart's Salzburg.

Category: Music
ISBN: 9780571222926
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Music
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 512
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: Music