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Mozart: A Penguin Life (Penguin Lives), PETER GAY

Author:    PETER GAY

Title:   Mozart: A Penguin Life (Penguin Lives)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Used - Very Good

Publisher:    Viking Adult June 1999

ISBN Number:    0670882380 / 9780670882380

Seller ID:   20080605142189

Used - very good, no DJ. Crisp, clean, solid copy with a few instances of pencil underlining, very nice.

An Eighth Day View:

Mozart's unshakable hold on the public's fascination can only be strengthened by the historian and biographer Peter Gay's bold new perspective. His passionate and painstaking research reveals truths more fascinating than the myths that have long shrouded the maestro's life. Here is the archetypal child prodigy whose genius triumphed over early precociousness, and who later broke away from a loving but tyrannical father to pursue his vision unhampered.

Peter Gay's Mozart traces the legendary development of the man whose life was a whirlwind of achievement, and the composer who pushed every instrument to its limit and every genre -- especially opera -- into new realms. More than an engrossing biography, this is a meditation on the nature of genius and, for any music lover, a trove of new critical insights.

Price = 7.00 USD

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