Mozart: A Life

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Paul Johnson
Biography & Autobiography
Viking Adult

A portrait of the genius eighteenth-century composer focuses on his significant output of music and how it reflected his ability to master virtually all of the musical instruments of his period, and challenges myths about his health, finances, religion and relationships.

This was a quick and enjoyable read. Mozart was a phenomenal genius, and this short book — short just like Mozart’s life — gives a marvelous sense of that genius. For those who don’t know much about Mozart’s life, and don’t know whether or not he was a founding member of the Dave Clark Five, this is the book for you. If you know enough about Mozart to think that joke wasn’t funny, this is also a book for you.

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