Monday, January 19, 2015


Mozart: A Life - Paul Johnson

Product Description(
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) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0143126067 
ISBN-13: 978-0143126065

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.

1 comment:

  1. I am surprised he was a fun loving man....I was with you and figured him to be very serious


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