Mozart - Martin HoyleStaplehurst: Spellmount, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.
Contains: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756, a time when the rationalism of the Age of Reason was beginning to challenge the High Baroque style.
By the time he died, a mere thirty-five years later, the French Revolution had shaken the certainties of his world, and the new emphasis on the individual heralded the dawn of the Romantic era. In that period Mozart developed from a child prodigy who trotted round the courts and capitals of Europe into the composer whose music, and not least his operas, have become enduring masterpieces.
This book looks at the man and the operas, concentrating on the five great works from Idomeneo to The Magic Flute.”