MOZART AND HIS TIMES
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Knopf, 1959, A near very fine clean and tight copy in a fine and tight dustjacket/brodart covered, FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. In this extraordinary volume Mozart's entire life and the world he lived in are re-created with a vivid completeness never before approached, rescuing Mozart the man from the bathos of time and the busy romancers. This incomparable chronicle is not a musicological study, Indirectly, however, it comments on the transitions of musical style and manner, putting them into understandable context with the social trends of the period, with its political philosophies and shifting religious attitudes. The book includes revealing biographical sketches of the men and women whom Mozart knew, as well as intimate views of the cities and towns in which he lived and labored. F.