|Author||Simon P. Keefe|
This biography focuses on Mozart's career as a performer-composer in Vienna. Covering all of his greatest Viennese works, and many others that are often marginalized, it highlights his remarkable ability to engage with the competing demands of singers and instrumentalists, publishing and public performance, and concerts and dramatic productions.
Advance praise: 'Simon P. Keefe is one of our greatest experts on Mozart's life and on his music. In Keefe's new book he weaves the two together into an extended narrative showing the many connections between the two. His graceful prose makes this admirable book accessible to anyone - whether beginner, experienced amateur, or professional - who is interested in gaining a fuller understanding of Mozart the man and the conditions under which he produced his extraordinary music.' Neal Zaslaw, Cornell University