"Mozart in Revolt" by David Schroeder

Mozart in Revolt Strategies of Resistance, Mischief and Deception David Schroeder

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
28 Mar 1999
ISBN:
9780300075427
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
224 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
13 b/w illus.

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"Rather than being a straightforward biography, this [book] gives the reader additional insight into Mozart?s psyche through his rebellious correspondence."?Chamber Music


?Mozart in Revolt presents a fascinating new portrait of Mozart: part ?child-angel,?beloved of God, who dictated directly from the divine onto paper those miraculous notes; part dirty-minded Harlequin, as exhibited in Mozart?s love of Carnival; and part Hans Wurst, perpetual favorite Viennese son and stock character in nearly every pre-1850 Viennese comedy. . . . Schroeder has done an admirable job of showing the letters in new light and suggesting substantially more refined conclusions on this interesting body of work.??Daniel Rieppel, Austrian Studies Newsletter


?Provocative. . . . Schroeder?s writing is not only interesting but also brings new insight to our understanding of Mozart?s life. . . . Schroeder?s study makes an important contribution to Mozart Scholarship, examining Leopold?s and Mozart?s letters in the light of eighteenth-century epistolary practices. Mozart lovers will find it fascinating.??Richard Benedum, Opera Quarterly

?Schroeder?s writing is not only interesting but also brings new insight to our understanding of Mozart?s life. . . . Schroeder?s study makes an important contribution to Mozart scholarship, examining Leopold?s and Mozart?s letters in the light of eighteenth-century epistolary practices. Mozart lovers will find it fascinating.??Richard Benedum, Opera Quarterly