Mozart: a Cultural Biography by Robert W. Gutman

Mozart: a Cultural Biography Hardcover Nov 29 1999

By Robert W. Gutman
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This major work places Mozart's life and music in the context of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of eighteenth-century Europe. Even as he delves into philosophic and aesthetic questions, Robert Gutman keeps in sight, clearly and firmly, the composer and his works. He discusses the major genres in which Mozart worked-chamber music; liturgical, theater, and keyboard compositions; concerto; symphony; opera; and oratorio. All of these riches unfold within the framework of the composer's brief but remarkable life. With Gutman's informed and sensitive handling, Mozart emerges in a light more luminous than in previous renderings. The composer was an affectionate and generous man to family and friends, self-deprecating, witty, winsome, but also an austere moralist, incisive and purposeful. Mozart is both an extraordinary portrait of a man in his time and a brilliant distillation of musical thought.

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt Brace International
Publication date
Nov 29 1999
Language
English
Pages
992
ISBN-13
9780151004829
ISBN-10
015100482X
Weight
1320g
Dimensions
166.0mm x 243.0mm