Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune

    Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune

    Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791

    Christoph Wolff

    Norton 2000

    Hardback 264pp Illustrated

    9780393050707   Product Code: 23994

    In December 1787 Mozart was appointed to a post in the Viennese court, which he anticipated would lead to a long and successful career. But his premature death four years later amid severe financial troubles has led scholars to seek signs of decline and autumnal writing in his later works. Wolff reassesses the outpouring of ambitious, innovative compositions during these final years, using both Mozart's letters and analysis of his music to show that he was actually making an energetic fresh beginning.

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