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Books on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 - 1791
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Amadeus Mozart (Famous People Series)
Ibi Lepscky, Paolo Cardoni (Illustrator)
Barrons Juveniles / March 1993

Cosi Fan Tutte in Full Score
by Wolfgang Mozart
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Cosi fan tutte (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)
by Burton D. Fisher, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Paperback)

The Compleat Mozart : A Guide to the Musical Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Neal Zaslaw, William Cowdery (Editor)
W.W. Norton & Company / February 1991

Complete String Quartets
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Mozart : A Life
Maynard Solomon
Perhaps the most important Mozart biography ever written, this book is subtle, rich-textured, endlessly stimulating and provocative -- just like the man's music. Amazon.com
Harperperennial Library / February 1996

Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Johann Chrysostom, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, et al 
Over 100 often hilarious, sometimes sad, but always articulate letters from one of the most charismatic composers in history. Candid self-portrait emerges revealing his witty observations of royalty and their patronage, music, his family, his debilitating and humiliating poverty. 
Dover Pubns / September 1972

Mozart (Penguin Lives)
Peter Gay
In his lifetime, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart didn't have the best of luck with his patrons. One of them, Archbishop Colloredo of Salzburg, actually had his chamberlain kick the composer in the ass to signal the end of his employment. Mozart has been luckier, however, with his biographers. In the last 20 years alone, he has been the subject of two fine books: Maynard Solomon's meticulous study, which slides Mozart's rather mystifying psyche under the analytic microscope, and Wolfgang Hildesheimer's more sardonic effort, in which the author seems determined to strip every last bit of romantic varnish from the traditional portrait. 

Now Peter Gay joins the party with his own brief life. Weighing in at 177 pages, Mozart will never displace its deep-focus predecessors. But it's a delightful introduction to the composer, whose entire existence was, as Gay puts it, a "triumph of genius over precociousness." It's one thing, after all, to knock 'em dead at age five--at which point the waist-high Mozart was already a keyboard virtuoso. It's quite another to keep developing at the same prodigious pace. "A child prodigy is, by its nature, a self-destroying artifact: what seems literally marvelous in a boy will seem merely talented and perfectly natural in a young man. But by 1772, at sixteen, Mozart no longer needed to display himself as a little wizard; he had matured in the sonata and the symphony, the first kind of music he composed, and now showed his gifts in new domains: opera, the oratorio, and the earliest in a string of superb piano concertos."

Gay gets in all the essentials: Mozart's mind-blowing maturation, his family life, his weakness for billiards, and (of course) his seriously scatological style as a correspondent. Like Solomon, he takes an Oedipal approach to Wolfgang's perpetual head-banging with his overbearing father. And like Hildesheimer, he's at pains to scotch certain cherished myths--the mysterious figure who commissioned the Requiem, for example, turns out to be no otherworldly harbinger of death but a chiseling wannabe who hoped to pass off the finished product as his own work. Perhaps best of all, Gay never goes sublime on us. His portrait is attractively level-headed, and at one point he's even modest enough to knock his own metaphors for their puerility. Here, surely, the author is being hard on himself. But he's right about one thing: as far as artistry goes, this former child prodigy does make children of us all. --James Marcus - Amazon.com
Viking Pr / June 1999

Magic Flute (The Black Dog Opera Library)
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, David Foil
Hardcover from Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Venezia, Mike. Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers.)
Mike Venezia (Illustrator)
Children's Press / March 1996

Mozart (Famous Children Series)
Ann Rachlin, Susan Hellard (Illustrator)
Barrons Juveniles / August 1992

The Magic Flute Unveiled : Esoteric Symbolism in Mozart's Masonic Opera : An Interpretation of the Libretto and the Music
Jacques Chailley 
Inner Traditions Intl Ltd / January 1992

The Life of Mozart (Musical Lives)
John Rosselli 
Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd) / May 1998

The Complete Operas of Mozart : A Critical Guide
Charles Osborne 
Da Capo Pr / April 1988

Mozart : From Child Prodigy to Tragic Hero (Discoveries)
Michel Parouty, Celia Skrine (Translator)
Harry N Abrams (Pap) / September 1993
 

Mozart : Clarinet Concerto (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
by Colin Lawson, Julian Rushton
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
 
The New Grove Mozart
Stanley Sadie 
W.W. Norton & Company / February 1983

Mozart, Young Music Genius
Francene Sabin, Yoshi Miyake (Illustrator)
Troll Assoc / January 1990

Mozart : The Man and the Artist As Revealed in His Own Words
Friedrich Kerst, Henry E. Krehbiel (Translator)
Dover Pubns / June 1965

Mozart : The 'Jupiter' Symphony : No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Elaine R. Sisman (Editor)
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt) / October 1993

Mozart, the 'Haydn' Quartets (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
John Irving / Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt) / February 1998

W.A. Mozart, Cosi Fan Tutte (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
Bruce Alan Brown / Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt) / February 1996

A Listener's Guide to Mozart's Great Operas
Patrick Cairns Hughes, Spike Hughes / Dover Pubns / June 1972

W.A. Mozart : Die Zauberflote (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
Peter Branscombe 
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt) / July 1991

W.A. Mozart : Le Nozze Di Figaro (Cambridge Opera Handbook)
Tim Carter (Editor)
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt) / December 1988

Introducing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Introducing the Composers)
Barbara W. Patton
Soundboard Books / November 1991

Mozart (Everyman's Library. EMI Classics Music Companions)
Andrew Steptoe 
Knopf / September 1997

The Mozart Family : Four Lives in a Social Context
Ruth Halliwell / Clarendon Pr / April 1998

Young Mozart
Rachel Isadora
Viking Childrens Books / April 1997

Young Mozart (Picture Puffins)
Rachel Isadora / Puffin / February 1999

Mozart's Operas (A Centennial Book)

The Creative World of Mozart
Paul Henry Lang (Editor)
W.W. Norton & Company / October 1991

Loving Mozart : A Past Life Memory of the Composer's Final Years
Mary Montano
Cantus Verus Books / January 1995

Culture of Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna : A Poetics of Entertainment (Princeton Studies in Opera)
Mary Kathleen Hunter 
Princeton Univ Pr / January 1999

Autonomy and Mercy : Reflections on Mozart's Operas
Ivan Nagel (Contributor), Marion Faber (Translator)
Harvard Univ Pr / May 1991

Operantics With Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mary Neidorf
Sunstone Press / March 1987

On Mozart (Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series)
James M. Morris(Editor)
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt) / March 1995

Mozart in Revolt : Strategies of Resistance, Mischief and Deception
David P. Schroeder 
Yale Univ Pr / June 1999

The Magic Flute
John Nicholas (Editor)
Riverrun Pr / June 1980

Don Giovanni's Progress : A Rake Goes to the Opera
Nino Pirrotta, et al
Marsilio Pub / November 1994

Don Giovanni/the Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series
by Burton D. Fisher, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Paperback)

Mozart and Classical Music (Masters of Music Series)
Francesco Salvi, et al
Barrons Juveniles / September 1998
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Mozart's Piano Concertos : Text, Context, Interpretation
Neal Alexander Zaslaw (Editor)
Univ of Michigan Pr / October 1996

Constanze Mozart : An Unimportant Woman (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought. Translation Series)
Renate Welsh, Beth Bjorklund (Illustrator)
Ariadne Pr / August 1997

Marriage of Figaro Le Nozze Di Figaro
Nicholas John (Editor)
Riverrun Pr / May 1983

The Marriage of Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Hardcover)

Mozart & Posterity
Gernot Gruber, R.S. Furness (Translator)
Northeastern Univ Pr / May 1994

The Pleasures and Perils of Genius : Mostly Mozart (Mental Health Library Series, Monograph 2)
Peter F. Ostwald (Editor), et al
Hardcover: 228 pages
International Universities Press; ISBN: 0823641627;

The Evolution of Mozart's Pianistic Style
Mario R. Mercado 
Southern Illinois Univ Pr (Trd) / March 1992

New Mozart Documents : A Supplement to O.E. Deutsch's Documentary Biography
Cliff Eisen
Hardcover: 192 pages
Stanford University Press; ISBN: 0804719551; (November 1991)

Who Wrote the Mozart Four-Wind Concertante
Robert D. Levin
Hardcover
Pendragon Pr; ISBN: 0918728312; (January 1989)

The Life of Mozart (Musical Lives)
John Rosselli 
Cambridge Univ Pr (Short) / May 1998
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Tempo Indications of Mozart
Jean-Pierre Marty
Yale Univ Pr / February 1989
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Mozart (Mysterious Deaths)
Don Nardo / Lucent Books / January 1997
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Mozart : His Character, His Work
Alfred Einstein
Written by one of the world's outstanding music historians and critics, the late Alfred Einstein, this classic study of Mozart's character and works brings to light many new facts about his relationship with his family, his susceptibility to ambitious women, and his associations with musical contemporaries, as well as offering a penetrating analysis of his operas, piano music, chamber music, and symphonies. Amazon.com
Oxford Univ Pr (Trade) / April 1991
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Mozart's Piano Sonatas : Contexts, Sources, Style
John Irving 
Hardcover - 275 pages
Cambridge Univ Pr (Short); ISBN: 0521496314
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Mozart and His Circle : A Biographical Dictionary
Peter Clive / Yale Univ Pr / February 1994
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Mozart in Prague : Thirteen Rondels
Jaroslav Seifert, et al / Spirit That Moves Us Pr / August 1985
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Mozart : Portrait of a Genius
Norbert Elias, et al
Univ California Press / October 1993
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Musical Genius (Rookie Biographies)
Carol Greene, et al / Children's Press / September 1993
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Introducing Mozart (Famous Composers Series)
Roland Vernon / Silver Burdett Pr / April 1996
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Karl Barth / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / March 1986
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Mozart : A Listener's Guide to the Classics/Book and Cd (Compact Companions)
Neil Wenborn / Simon & Schuster / October 1994
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Wolferl : The First Six Years in the Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : 1756-1762
Lisl Weil / Holiday House / March 1991
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Mozart's Requiem : Historical and Analytical Studies Documents Score
Christoph Wolff, Mary Whittall (Translator) / Univ California Press / December 1994
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Mozart Quotations
When I am . . . traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the  night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly.

 Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, I hear them all at once. What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream.

 My subject enlarges itself, becomes methodized and define, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statute, at a glance.

[T]o talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.

One must not make oneself cheap here -- that is a cardinal point -- or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance. 

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