1791: Mozart's Last Year

1791: Mozart's Last Year by H.C.Robbins Landon

Title: 1791: Mozart's Last Year
Author: H.C.Robbins Landon
ISBN10: 0500014116
ISBN13: 978-0500014110
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd (March 21, 1988)
Language: English
Subcategory: Music
Size PDF: 1822 kb
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Pages: 240 pages
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1791: Mozart's Last Year by H.C.Robbins Landon


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The last month of the year 1791 witnessed what Robbins Landon calls "the greatest tragedy in the history of music" - the premature death of the 35-year-old Mozart. The event was surrounded by enigma and intrigue, allegations of poisoning and sexual scandal. Drawing on his knowledge of the sources, Professor Landon seeks to cut through the fantasy to present the facts and to reconstruct the story of the last year of Mozart's life. The composition of such works as the "Requiem", "The Magic Flute" and "La Clemenza di Tito" is discussed in detail, and light is thrown on Mozart's relations with the freemasons, with Salieri, Sussmayr and others.