Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571223763
No of pages: 400

The Faber Pocket Guide to Mozart

Why is Mozart the best-known and most popular of all the great Western classical composers? At the 250th anniversary of his birth, his reputation stands higher than ever before. This lively new Pocket Guide assesses what Mozart means to us today, and explores why his music is so universally loved.

Accessible and easy-to use, key features include:

Mozart: the Music
Life chronology and time-lines

Top Ten Mozart

Verse about Mozart

Mozart's singers and patrons

Mozart on composers

Performing Mozart today

This guide provides all you need to listen to and enjoy Mozart's music, and will also introduce a new generation of concert-goers and record-listeners to his life and key works, from opera to symphony, concerto to song. In a crisp, sharp style, with recommendations of good recordings, Nicholas Kenyon shows how Mozart's music has communicated with unique power across so many generations.


Categorised as: Music, Stage & Screen
Sub-categories: Classical Music
Genres & Themes: Pocket Guides; Criticism; Composers
Characters: Mozart

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