9780470195307

The Mostly Mozart Guide to Mozart

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470195307

  • ISBN10:

    0470195304

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-27
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Under the imprimatur of Lincoln Center's acclaimed Mostly Mozart Festival, a fresh, accessible guide to the life and works of MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the world's most popular and accessible classical composers and the focus of Lincoln Center's annual Mostly Mozart Festival. The Festival, often broadcast on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center series, has brought Mozart's music to a national audience for more than 40 years. This book, which is the first in a series of Lincoln Center guides to major composers and genres, is the ideal introduction to Mozart's fascinating life and music. It combines biographical information with an exploration of some of his most important orchestral, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral pieces, including guidance on what to listen for, a discography, and suggestions for building a CD collection.Carl Vigeland (Amherst, MA) has written several books about music, including In Concert: Onstage and Offstage with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (978-0-595-28430-6). He has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Downbeat, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Boston magazine, for which he was the classical music columnist.

Author Biography

Carl Vigeland, author of several books, including In Concert: Onstage and Offstage with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and, with Wynton Marsalis, Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life, has written about music and other subjects for many magazines, including the Atlantic, Downbeat, the New York Times Magazine, and Boston magazine, for which he was the classical music columnist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The History of the Mostly Mozart Festivalp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Mozart's Biography: A Hero's Lifep. 5
On the Roadp. 10
Home in Salzburgp. 14
Vienna and the Worldp. 17
Chronologyp. 26
Mozart's Works: Let There Be Musicp. 29
Symphonies and Orchestral Worksp. 36
Concertantep. 63
Concertos for Strings and Windsp. 71
Chamber Musicp. 79
Vocal Musicp. 87
Piano Musicp. 106
Operap. 139
Conclusion: Mozart and Mortalityp. 201
A Personal Notep. 211
Reading Mozartp. 215
Notes to Pages xv-xxip. 219
Creditsp. 221
Indexp. 223
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