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Mozart: The First Biography

Mozart: The First Biography (Hardback)

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Franz Xaver Niemetschek was born in 1766 in what is now the Czech Republic and came from a musical family, which gave him a deep appreciation and admiration for Mozart's genius. In 1798 he published his biography on Mozart, with a touching dedication to Haydn, the only one written by an eyewitness, and authorized by Mozart's widow Constanze. It is one of the earliest specimens of musical biography which, compared with other branches of biography, was still in its infancy even in the later part of the 19th century. In this sense, it is an important document of music history. However, this loving and intimate portrait of Mozart, based on documents, letters and other original sources, also conveys a vivid picture of the social and especially courtly life that formed the background of Mozart's sheer magical talents as composer and virtuoso.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups Publisher: Berghahn Books Publication Date: 01/12/2006 ISBN-13: 9781845452315  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Franz Xaver Niemetschek was born near Prague in 1766 and died in Vienna in 1849. He studied philosophy and taught at a secondary school until he received his PhD in 1802 and became Professor of Philosophy at the Charles University in Prague until his retirement in 1821.

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