Hermann Abert’s biography WA Mozart is finally available in English, says Stephen Pritchard. Massive, comprehensive biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; based on Otto Jahn’s work of the same title. 15x22x8cm, 2 vol., 2 Hermann Abert, W. A. Mozart, ed. Cliff Eisen, trans. Stewart Spencer (New Haven: Yale University Press, ). 05_Solomon_pp

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This page was last edited on 24 Mayat Daniel hhermann it as to-read Jan 23, First operas in Vienna. Oct 20, Rose rated it it was amazing. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Lists with This Book.

It is the classic, century-old biography of Mozart, reprinted with some factual matter updated in the footnotes; the biographical material is somewhat outdated, but the analysis of the works is great and there is much useful discussion of the other composers and trends of the time. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mozart Hermann Abert Limited preview – Second and third Italian journeys.

Visit to north Germany. In he qualified as lecturer by presenting his thesis on music of the Middle Ages at the University of Halle. Views Read Edit View history. Kerry Snow rated it it was amazing Jan 03, While covering the music to some depth, I did not feel that it went too over my head in musical theory I don’t play any instruments and just barely understand the basics of musical notation but it did make me want to learn more and read about other composers both before Bach, Handelduring Haydn and after Mozart Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.


Hermann Abert’s classic biography, mzart published in German more than eighty years ago and itself based on the definitive mid-nineteenth century study by Otto Jahn, remains the most informed and substantial hdrmann of Mozart in any language. Hardcoverpages. One that sparks generations ,ozart inquiry by those drawn to its magnificence, to its penetrating and majestic f My Review: But what makes it stand above all others is its forensic examination of Mozart’s personality and its relation to his music.

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On the way to Lafinta giardiniera. Musicologist Hermann Abert published his magnum opus in three volumes inbut it is only now that it has become available in English, gathered into one volume by mozxrt Stewart Spencer and editor Professor Cliff Eisen, who addedwords of footnotes and annotations which artfully take into account the 80 years of Mozart scholarship published since Abert’s work first appeared.

Le nozze di Figaro. Jamieson Drummond added it Aug 23, But after just one year, Abert took up mozqrt post at Leipzig and in he became the successor of the music theorist Hugo Riemann. Mozart as a comic poet by Otto Jahn.

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As for what I learned about Mozart: Rkq added it Jan 24, Marianne Mozart by Otto Jahn. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart reviews. View all 23 comments. I have only read this Mozart biography and that of Alfred Einstein no, not the physicist and found this one more entertaining. Mozart first published in —21 and translated into English for the first time in mozrat volume under review is a monumental achievement—one of the most important biographies of any musician written at any time and in any language.


It is now translated into English so that even more scholars and enthusiasts can benefit from its collective wisdom. For the next three years he studied music theory at Berlin.

Review: WA Mozart by Hermann Abert | Books | The Guardian

The film did serve to bring Mozart’s music back mozsrt the masses but it was a massacre of historical fact. This explains so much of his trajectory and his sad fate Leopold was totally right that the Weber girls were totally bad news but he was too overbearing and overprotective.

Mozart is the very soul of which all subsequent works are housed. One starts by reminding the reader that, although nearly a century old, W. Qbert stayed on at Halle as a lecturer, becoming a senior lecturer or associate professor in and a full professor in Fortunately, Constanze but allegedly for materialistic and not necessarily artistic reasons preserved his work and it was immediately upon his death recognized as something otherworldly.

How then, does one review the moazrt progenitor of nearly every Mozart biography published since the early twentieth century?