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  • Published: 29 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143037736
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

Mozart

A Life


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A biography of the greatest musical mind in Western history

Mozart's unshakable hold on the public's consciousness can only be strengthened by historian and biographer Peter Gay's concise and deft look at the genius's life. Mozart traces the development of the man whose life was a whirlwind of achievement, and the composer who pushed every instrument to its limit and every genre of classical music into new realms.

  • Pub date: 29 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143037736
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Peter Gay

Peter Gay's first volume of his two-volume work, The Enlightenment: An Interpretation, won a National Book Award, and his bestselling Freud: A Life for Our Time was finalist for the National Book Award. His other numerous works include studies on the eighteenth century, Voltaire's Politics and The Party of Humanity, and essays on the writing of history, Style in History and Art and Act. The recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, and Overseas fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge, and the Heineken Prize for Historical Study, Peter Gay is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University.

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