Mozart

Mozart Review

On the occasion of Mozart's two hundred and fiftieth birthday, read Maynard Solomon's Mozart: A Life, universally hailed as the Mozart biography of our time....

Title:Mozart
Edition Language:English

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    Mozart Reviews

  • Barnaby Thieme

    Solomon attempts to do the impossible in this book -- to get inside the unconscious minds of the Mozarts on the basis of historical documents and letters -- and fails. That this book is so widely admi...

  • Jennifer de Guzman

    I have read this book many times, and it always strikes me what a profoundly human connection Maynard Solomon has with his subject, Wolfgang Mozart. At times, Solomon's analysis may veer a bit heavily...

  • Steve

    https://thebestbiographies.com/2019/0...Maynard Solomon's "Mozart: A Life" was published in 1995 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for biography. Solomon co-founded Vanguard Records, has taught at Col...

  • Mike

    Almost as good as Solomon's biography of Beethoven--possibly even better because of the number of myths Solomon debunks. I particularly liked the analysis of Mozart's finances in the final years: he d...

  • Lorna

    Mozart: A Life is the well researched biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and was a finalist in for the Pulitzer in 1996. This narrative reads like a novel with Mozart's musical scores and notes thr...

  • Ed

    Would give this 3.5 stars if possible. Solomon is brilliant when sticking with close readings of Mozart's music and his account of Mozart's last years is both coruscating and a needed reimagining of t...

  • Jane

    Superb biography and surprisingly gripping read. Both the era and the personalities of the principles--Wolfgang and his father Leopold, as well as the mother to a lesser extent--are vivid. I read and ...

  • Ken Ryu

    Solomon has earned his reputation on the strength of this work and his Beethoven biography. He takes a methodical and in depth approach to these difficult projects.Part forensic biography, part Freudi...

  • nadia

    i don't know how much of this is based on fact, but it makes learning something about mozart's life and made it a great story. i guess it is a good place to start if you are a fiction reader who wants...

  • Patrick Thayer

    Sorry, I hated it. Tedious, boring psychobabble....