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Hermann Abert’s biography WA Mozart is finally available in English, says Stephen Pritchard. Massive, comprehensive biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; based on Otto Jahn’s work of the same title. 15x22x8cm, 2 vol., 2 Hermann Abert, W. A. Mozart, ed. Cliff Eisen, trans. Stewart Spencer (New Haven: Yale University Press, ). 05_Solomon_pp

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Daniel marked it as to-read Jan 23, Only for those with a serious interest in Mozart’s music. On 13 AugustProf. It will, however, take the reader much abetr to ingest all of its contents. Mozart by Hermann Abert. Otherwise, the intrigue with Salieri is not historical and neither is the deathbed transcription scene. Retrieved from ” https: In he was admitted to the Prussian Academy of Sciencesthe first music theorist to be granted this honour.

Unfortunately, he did not have the pleasure of enjoying his due. The doyen of those scholars, HC Robbins Landon, believes it is ‘incomprehensible’ that it had never been translated into English.

Jul 15, Tom Bouwman rated it it was amazing. How then, does one review the very progenitor of nearly every Mozart biography published since the early twentieth century? Sign In or Create an Account. Hardcoverpages. It is moazrt classic, century-old biography of Mozart, reprinted with some factual matter updated in the footnotes; the biographical material is somewhat outdated, but the analysis of the works is great and there is much useful discussion of the other composers and trends of the time.


Sacred and instrumental works Rachel marked it as to-read Feb 09, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Hermann Abert

Hermann Abert’s classic biography, first published in German more kozart eighty years ago and itself based on the definitive mid-nineteenth century study by Otto Jahn, remains the most informed and substantial biography of Mozart in any language. First off, the film Amadeus is complete bullshit with very little basis in fact. Chamber and orchestral works between Die Entfuhrung and Figaro. Works that, when filtered through a retrospective lens, continue to maintain the very essence of a divine-like creation, like the building blocks of an intricately complex monument – a world wonder that has existed though the ages.

Pushed relentlessly by his father, he rebelled and made terrible decisions and maintained bloodsucking friends and made a catastrophic marriage alluded to in my previous paragraph. You do not currently have access to this article. Mozart is the very soul of which all subsequent works are housed.

Robert Schertzer marked it as to-read Dec 03, One that sparks generations of inquiry by those drawn to its magnificence, to its penetrating and majestic f My Review: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Le nozze di Figaro.

Increasing hardship and work. Between Figaro and Don Giovanni.

Instrumental and vocal works of the final two years. Nhl Library added it Sep 04, Transcriptions of Mozarts church music by Otto Jahn.

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Fabio rated it really liked it Jun 19, One starts by reminding the reader that, although nearly a century old, W.


But after just one year, Abert took up a post at Leipzig and in he became the successor of the music theorist Hugo Riemann.

To ask other readers questions about W. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Fortunately, Constanze but allegedly for materialistic and not necessarily artistic reasons preserved his work and it was immediately upon his death recognized as something otherworldly.

Walter Welle marked it as to-read Oct 10, One that sparks generations of inquiry by those drawn to its magnificence, to its penetrating and majestic force.

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The only thing that was close to reality was the exuberant, carefree, and irresponsible personality of Wolfgang. Joshua Sauvageau marked it as to-read Jun 19, You could not be signed in. His philological studies ended in at Hallewhere he had done work on Ancient Greek music.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Other editions – View all W. The great keyboard concertos. Tom Emerson marked it as to-read Mar ahert, Ron Mansfield rated it it was amazing Nov 04, This explains so much of his trajectory and abfrt sad fate Leopold was totally right that the Weber girls were totally bad news but he was too overbearing and overprotective.

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