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Books on Mozart

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MarmosetMum Sun 23-Nov-14 10:16:01

Any recommendations for a light biography? I come with very little knowledge of classical music, if that is relevant!

chopinbabe Fri 26-Dec-14 18:50:36

Mozart's women by Jane Glover was published a few years ago to excellent reviews: I enjoyed it too.

It does concentrate on the women on his life but obviously, he features prominently too! It is a lovely book and may be in paperback now.

duckandcover Fri 26-Dec-14 18:55:03

The Grove Mozart (Stanley Sadie) is definitive for facts but vvvv dry; for a whole life try Eric Blom - dated but generally accurate and entertaining. Also deals with music separately (good and bad idea in equal measures) but this does mean you get a feel for the life before heading off into the music which you absolutely must of course!

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