Mozart: A Life - Paul Johnson
Mozart’s music has enthralled listeners for centuries. In this brilliant
biography, acclaimed historian Paul Johnson draws upon his expert
knowledge of the era and Mozart’s own private letters to conjure
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life and times in rich detail. Johnson charts
Mozart’s life from age three through to his later years—when he penned The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.
Along the way, Johnson challenges some of the popular myths that cloud
Mozart’s image: his allegedly tempestuous personal relationships and
supposedly bitter rivalry with Salieri, as well as the notion that he
was desperately impoverished when he died. The result—a bold,
invigorating portrait of one of the most popular and influential
composers of all time—is a welcome addition to Johnson’s extraordinary
body of work and makes a perfect gift for classical music lovers and
fans of biographies.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (November 25, 2014)
My Thoughts: Mozart is one of my favorite Classical Music I listen. I've also seen the move about Mozart, Amadeus. It's been years since I've seen the movie, so I can't remember if it's anything like this book. This book gave me insight into Mozart's life. Some would think he was a very serious person, but from reading this book, he wasn't. He was very happy and carefree, he enjoyed life to it's fullest. If you want to learn about him read this book. It will open your eyes about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
This book is also for my European Reading Challenge.