Author(s): John Irving
From genius to pauper, "The Treasures of Mozart" tracks the life and career of one of the music world's greatest composers. His works are consistently in the classical music charts, yet he died in poverty at the tragically early age of 35. In this succinct and lavishly illustrated book, the reader is introduced to Mozart's character, the stories behind his major works and the people who nurtured his career and influenced him. Ten removable facsimile documents, such as autographed score sheets, letters and official decrees allow the reader to experience aspects of Mozart's life as never before, providing an additional insight into the mind of this great artiste.
John Irving is Professor of Music History and Performance Practice at the University of Bristol. His main interest is in the instrumental music of Mozart, especially the piano and chamber music on which he has already published three books.
Introduction; 1 - The Genius born in Salzburg; 2 - Leopold Mozart; 3 - Salzburg: seat of the Prince Archbishops; 4 - First steps; 5 - The Touring Prodigy; 6 - Return to Salzburg; 7 - A Vienna Sojourn; 8 - Italy: the Land of Opera; 9 - Italy Beckons again; 10 - Taking Stock of Genius: Salzburg, Vienna and Munich; 11 - A Grand Tour - Augsburg, Mannheim and Beyond; 12 - Paris Again - Triumph and Tragedy; 13 - Salzburg - Frustration and Farewell; 14 - The Enlightenment; 15 - Vienna - Opportunity Beckons; 16 - The Land of the Clavier; 17 - Piano Concertos; 18 - Chamber Music - an Encounter with Haydn; 19 - Mozart and the Clarinet; 20 - Le Nozze di Figaro; 21 - Don Giovanni; 22 - Mozart and the Masons; 23 - Cosi fan tutte; 24 - Final Travels - Fame, but no Fortune; 25 - Singspiel - The Magic Flute; 26 - Requiem Aetemam; 27 -Legacy; Index; Credits.