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Mozart the Freemason: The Masonic Influence on His Musical Genius

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An exploration of Mozart’s strong ties to Freemasonry and how its principles profoundly shaped his musical work

• Reveals how Mozart structured his music on Masonic ritual and ceremony to provide a musical lexicon of Masonic symbols

• Shows that Freemasonry plays the same role in Mozart’s work as Lutheran Christianity plays in that of Bach

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 28th 2006 by Inner Traditions (first published 1991)
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Donald
Mar 25, 2009 Donald rated it it was amazing
Well, not exactly this edition of the book, since I don't read French, but . . . .

Finally, we have an examination of Mozart's music as influenced by Freemasonry by someone who is an actual Freemason! Imagine that. Henry pretty much ignores the "official list" of Mozart's Masonic music (that music written especially for Lodge meetings, ritual, or processions) and deals with other pieces written after he was initiated in 1784 and looks for musical symbology tied to Masonry. He takes other authors'
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Jul 15, 2014 Tom Bouwman rated it it was amazing
This book is a must-read. The subject of Mozart as a Freemason and every aspect of his masonic works is explained in the richest detail and no myth or misunderstanding concerning this hyped subject is left unexplained.
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