By John Suchet
The illustrated life-story of the world’s such a lot loved composer, bringing vividly to lifestyles the guy himself, his impacts, achievements, and the glittering milieu of the Habsburg empire in eighteenth-century Europe.
we predict we all know the tale of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's lifestyles. Austrian-born to a tyrannical father who labored him fiercely; unhappily married to a spendthrift lady; a child-like personality unwell comfy amid the aristocratic attractiveness of the Viennese court docket; a musical genius who died younger therefore depriving the realm of destiny glories.
but merely that final element is really actual. during this complete biography, John Suchet examines the various myths and misunderstandings surrounding the world's best-loved composer. From his early days as a toddler prodigy appearing for the imperial royal relatives in Vienna to the final months of his brief lifestyles, pushed to exhaustion by way of a punitive workload, something remained consistent: his satisfied disposition.
via trials and tribulations, grand successes and disheartening setbacks, Suchet indicates us the true Mozart―blessed with an abundance of expertise but occasionally suffering to make cash. His mischievous nature and earthy humorousness, his ease and self belief in his personal brilliant talents; those have been characteristics that by no means left him. His track has introduced convenience to numerous generations; his lifestyles, notwithstanding short, isn't any much less fascinating.
seventy five colour illustrations
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