The Resource Mozart : the reign of love, Jan Swafford

Mozart : the reign of love, Jan Swafford

Label
Mozart : the reign of love
Title
Mozart
Title remainder
the reign of love
Statement of responsibility
Jan Swafford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the earliest ages it was apparent that Wolfgang Mozart's singular imagination was at work in every direction. He hated to be bored and hated to be idle, and through his life he responded to these threats with a repertoire of antidotes mental and physical. Whether in his rabidly obscene mode or not, Mozart was always hilarious. He went at every piece of his life, and perhaps most notably his social life, with tremendous gusto. His circle of friends and patrons was wide, encompassing anyone who appealed to his boundless appetites for music and all things pleasurable and fun. Mozart was known to be an inexplicable force of nature who could rise from a luminous improvisation at the keyboard to a leap over the furniture. He was forever drumming on things, tapping his feet, jabbering away, but who could grasp your hand and look at you with a profound, searching, and melancholy look in his blue eyes. Even in company there was often an air about Mozart of being not quite there. It was as if he lived onstage and off simultaneously, a character in life's tragicomedy but also outside of it watching, studying, gathering material for the fabric of his art. Like Jan Swafford's biographies Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, Mozart is the complete exhumation of a genius in his life and ours: a man who would enrich the world with his talent for centuries to come and who would immeasurably shape classical music. As Swafford reveals, it's nearly impossible to understand classical music's origins and indeed its evolutions, as well as the Baroque period, without studying the man himself
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swafford, Jan
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Composers
Label
Mozart : the reign of love, Jan Swafford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-775) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Leopold -- Papa -- Das Königreich Rücken -- An instrument at the command of music -- Liars, slanderers, and envious creatures -- Tralaliera -- Exultate, jubilate -- Inertia -- Breaking -- No vacancy here -- Love and money -- Ashes -- A scoundrel, a lousy rogue -- Return -- Gnagflow and Znatsnoc -- Monstrous many notes -- Last return, last departure -- Long and laborious efforts -- The greatest composer -- If you want to dance, my little count -- This truest and best friend -- Viva la libertà -- With nothing you create nothing -- The truth of the moment -- Endings and beginnings -- An eternal crown -- Et lux perpetua luceat eis -- Epilogue
Control code
on1198094198
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 810 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062433572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1198094198
  • (OCoLC)1198094198
Label
Mozart : the reign of love, Jan Swafford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-775) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Leopold -- Papa -- Das Königreich Rücken -- An instrument at the command of music -- Liars, slanderers, and envious creatures -- Tralaliera -- Exultate, jubilate -- Inertia -- Breaking -- No vacancy here -- Love and money -- Ashes -- A scoundrel, a lousy rogue -- Return -- Gnagflow and Znatsnoc -- Monstrous many notes -- Last return, last departure -- Long and laborious efforts -- The greatest composer -- If you want to dance, my little count -- This truest and best friend -- Viva la libertà -- With nothing you create nothing -- The truth of the moment -- Endings and beginnings -- An eternal crown -- Et lux perpetua luceat eis -- Epilogue
Control code
on1198094198
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 810 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062433572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1198094198
  • (OCoLC)1198094198

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