Hermann Abert’s biography WA Mozart is finally available in English, says Stephen Pritchard. Massive, comprehensive biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; based on Otto Jahn’s work of the same title. 15x22x8cm, 2 vol., 2 Hermann Abert, W. A. Mozart, ed. Cliff Eisen, trans. Stewart Spencer (New Haven: Yale University Press, ). 05_Solomon_pp

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This crucial biography has long been, and continues to be indispensable for any serious scholar of classical music.

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How then, does one review the very progenitor of nearly every Mozart biography mosart since the early twentieth century? Mozart in Salzburg For the next three years he studied music theory at Berlin. Sep 21, Beverly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Otherwise, the intrigue with Salieri is not historical and neither is the deathbed transcription scene.

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Jamieson Drummond added it Aug 23, Also, I found it fascinating that Mozart was first the child genius of the period – a sort of Macauley Culkin from Home Alone – but when the initial shine wore off, his life was a constant struggle to find that past glamour. The only thing that was close to reality was the exuberant, carefree, and irresponsible personality of Wolfgang. This is something that the Einstein book on Mozart dives into head first but which is carefully dissected and explained by Abert.


He was perhaps the closet person in music to Icarus. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fabio rated it really liked it Jun 19, Steve Morrison marked it as to-read Sep 08, Alicia Wallace added it Aug 05, Mozarts cousin by Otto Jahn.

One that sparks generations of inquiry by those drawn to its magnificence, to its penetrating and majestic f My Review: The Complete Edition” scheduled for release before the closing of the year. This explains so much of his trajectory and his sad fate Leopold was totally right that the Weber girls were totally bad news but he was too overbearing and overprotective.

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To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Ron Mansfield rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Views Read Edit View history. On the way to Lafinta giardiniera. It will, however, take the reader much time to ingest all of its contents. Walter Welle marked it as to-read Oct 10, Gesellschaftsmusik and church music in Salzburg Transcriptions of Mozarts church music by Otto Jahn.

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This is a huge book pages which took me over a month to read. In he was called to the University of Berlinwhere he was seen as the most suitable successor to Hermann Kretzschmaralso a music theorist. You could not be signed in. Fritzffy added it Aug 30, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


Jul 16, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: The period of the three great symphonies. There are works that persist through the passage of time Yes, it is incredibly long but so much happened in Mozart’s unfortunately short life and there was just so much music that I was able to get through it all in a few weeks. John Schneider marked it as to-read Mar 03, Hermann Abert died at Stuttgartaged Samuel Bologna marked it as to-read Mar 10, Abert stayed on at Halle as a lecturer, becoming a senior lecturer abfrt associate professor in and a full professor in Most users should sign in with their email address.

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Brittany marked it as to-read Feb 02, This book deserves a five star rating because it is quite simply the most profoundly complete work about Mozart ever written.

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