By David Cairns

ISBN-10: 0140296743

ISBN-13: 9780140296747

ISBN-10: 0713994916

ISBN-13: 9780713994919

David Cairns weaves a brilliantly enticing narrative which places Mozart's operas within the context of his lifestyles, displaying how they light up his creativity as an entire. Mozart's strange youth as a musical prodigy traveling Europe as a performer from an early age is celebrated. yet much more impressive is that the genius grew up, surviving his unnatural early years and generating works of accelerating adulthood and originality. utilizing the operas as his consultant, Cairns strains the regular deepening of Mozart's musical sort from his beginnings as a baby prodigy, via his coming of age with what Cairns sees because the such a lot Romantic and forward-looking of all Mozart's operas, Idomeneo, the later genius displayed within the 3 comedian operas, the wedding of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cos fan tutte, and within the Magic Flute, the ultimate and maximum triumph of his career.

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