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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But after just one year, Abert took up a post at Leipzig and in he became the successor of the music theorist Hugo Riemann. He was perhaps the closet person in music to Icarus. Jul 16, Michael Finocchiaro rated hsrmann it was amazing Shelves: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart reviews. Stanley rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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First off, the film Amadeus is complete bullshit with very little basis in fact. The period of the three great symphonies.

Sign Abwrt or Create an Account. Fritzffy added it Aug 30, Genevieve Raas rated it it was amazing Oct 16, It is the 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biography of Mozart, reprinted with some factual matter updated in the footnotes; the biographical material is somewhat outdated, but the analysis of the works is great and there is much useful discussion of the other composers and trends of the time. Ulysses Shi added it Jan 11, aberg Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.


On the way to Lafinta giardiniera. I have only read this Mozart biography and that of Alfred Einstein no, not the physicist and found this one more entertaining. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Marco Montalto rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Chamber and orchestral works between Die Entfuhrung and Figaro.

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Mozart by Hermann Abert. Selected ,ozart Title Page. Ron Mansfield rated it it was amazing Nov 04, This crucial biography has long been, and continues to be indispensable for any serious scholar of classical music. Lucy marked it as to-read May 11, The film did serve to bring Mozart’s music back to the masses but it was a massacre of historical fact.

W.A. Mozart by Hermann Abert

This book deserves a five star rating because it is quite simply the most profoundly complete work about Mozart ever written. Church and instrumental works Great book, Abert’s mkzart of musical style change is incredible, and Eisen is great at presenting Abert’s take and then his own, keeping them separate so you can see how research has evolved.

Fabio rated it really liked it Jun 19, Emily marked it as to-read May 10, This explains so much of his trajectory and his sad fate Leopold was totally right that the Weber girls were totally bad news but he was too overbearing and overprotective.


Again, this is THE biography about one of the greatest composers of all time and will provide you with years of listening pleasure as germann explore his works and re-read moazrt associated chapters over the years.

Supported by a host of leading Mozart scholars, this immense undertaking at last permits English-language readers access to the most important single source on the life of this great composer. Melinda marked it as to-read May 12, Musicologist Hermann Abert published his magnum opus in three volumes inbut it is only now that it has become available in English, gathered into one volume by translator Stewart Spencer and editor Professor Cliff Eisen, who addedwords of footnotes and annotations which artfully take into account the 80 years of Mozart scholarship published since Abert’s work first appeared.

In he was called to the University of Berlinwhere he was seen as the most suitable successor to Hermann Kretzschmaralso a music theorist.