Provides biographical material including an excellent chronology in table format showing events in Mozart's life, his compositions, and brief descriptions of world events. Includes lists and descriptions of works as well as good bibliographies.
"This reference book functions both as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide a historical framework, as well as interpretation. Includes a series of thematic articles that cast a wide net over the eighteenth century and Mozart's relationship to it: Austria, Germany, aesthetics, travel, Enlightenment, Mozart as a reader, and contemporaneous medicine, among others. Many of the topics covered have never been written about before in English-language Mozart publications or in such detail, and represent today's greater interest in previously unexplored aspects of Mozart's life, context and reception. The worklist provides the most up-to-date account in English of the authenticity and chronology of Mozart's compositions."--BOOK JACKET.
Biographies of Mozart's friends, family, patrons and other acquaintances including the immediate members of Mozart's family, the Webers, the most famous singers of the day, and Mozart's most important patrons.