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What to Listen for in Mozart
The essential introduction to Mozart and the pleasures of classical music in a witty, exuberant style to match Mozart's own. What to Listen For in Mozart reveals the essence of Mozart’s music as well as his tumultuous life and times, examining his achievements within the aristocratic society of the late 1700’s, a society hovering on the brink of revolution , and the detail ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Macfarlane Walter & Ross
(first published March 28th 1991)
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Jul 28, 2009 Sandra rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Mozart, or classical music
Fascinating look at Mozart and the times he lived in. It is good to be reminded that there was not always a middle class. Composers were of the servant class, and at the mercy of the aristocracy. Usually a piece was written for an evenings amusement, and never listened to or played again. Often Mozart did not write down the keyboard part, only the accompaniments, since it would never be played again. Mozart was a link between Baroque and Classical, at first writing in the "style galante" http:/ ...more