Mozart by Paul Johnson audiobook

Mozart: A Life

By Paul Johnson
Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664422667

  • ISBN: 9781664530492

Runtime: 5.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Music
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

As he' s done in Napoleon, Churchill, Jesus, and Darwin, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers a concise, illuminating biography of Mozart. Johnson' s focus is on the music-- Mozart' s wondrous output of composition and his uncanny gift for instrumentation. Liszt once said that Mozart composed more bars than a trained copyist could write in a lifetime. Mozart' s gift and skill with instruments was also remarkable as he mastered all of them except the harp. For example, no sooner had the clarinet been invented and introduced than Mozart began playing and composing for it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Johnson packs a great deal of information into these pages…and his grasp of Mozart’s musical output is astounding, his description of Mozart’s works comprehensive and enlightening…This is a solid, and often fresh, introduction to the life and work of the composer.” Publishers Weekly
“Impassioned…Johnson captures the depth of Mozart’s achievement…A compact and knowledgeable portrait of genius.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Johnson

Author Bio: Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, British author and historian, is the author of many books, including Modern Times, A History of the Jews, Intellectuals, The Birth of the Modern, and The Quest for God, which have been translated into many languages. He has been a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spectator, and other newspapers and magazines. He has lectured to academic, business, and political audiences all over the world.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Music
Runtime: 5.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English