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Having just sung a Mozart inspired choral concert, I wanted to read more about Mozart. This book was filled with good descriptions of Mozart's life as well as beautiful pictures of significant people and places important to Mozart. How thrilling to see musical notation in Mozart's own hand. Much as I liked this book, one would probably have to be a lover of classical music to really appreciate it's value. Thompson writes a real tribute to this amazingly talented musician.
Wendy Thompson studied piano and violin at the Royal College of Music, London, and then musicology and French Baroque opera at King's College, London. She subsequently moved to publishing, working on the New Groove Dictionary of Music and the New Oxford Companion to Music, and was Editorial Director of Faber Music Limited from 1986-91. In between she spent six years working for the BBC's Music Inf ...moreMore about Wendy Thompson...