Mozart by Peter Gay audiobook

Mozart

By Peter Gay
Read by Grover Gardner

Random House Audio
4.63 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781415910573

The greatest mind in Western music is examined by a National Book Award–winning writer on culture and psychology in this concise account of the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The composer’s unshakable hold on the public’s fascination can only be strengthened by the historian and biographer Peter Gay’s bold new perspective.   His passionate and painstaking research reveals truths more fascinating than the myths that have long shrouded the maestro’s life. Here is the archetypal child prodigy whose genius triumphed over early precociousness and who later broke away from a loving but tyrannical father to pursue his vision unhampered. This is the perfect biography for anyone who has ever wanted to know about Mozart but does not want to dig through massive tomes. “[A] stunning portrait of the disparate sides of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.”—New York Times Book Review

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Summary

The greatest mind in Western music is examined by a National Book Award–winning writer on culture and psychology in this concise account of the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The composer’s unshakable hold on the public’s fascination can only be strengthened by the historian and biographer Peter Gay’s bold new perspective.  

His passionate and painstaking research reveals truths more fascinating than the myths that have long shrouded the maestro’s life. Here is the archetypal child prodigy whose genius triumphed over early precociousness and who later broke away from a loving but tyrannical father to pursue his vision unhampered. This is the perfect biography for anyone who has ever wanted to know about Mozart but does not want to dig through massive tomes.

“[A] stunning portrait of the disparate sides of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.”—New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Peter Gay

Author Bio: Peter Gay

Peter Gay is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and former director of the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers. The author of more than twenty-five books, he has received numerous awards for his scholarship, including the National Book Award in History and Biography, the first Amsterdam Prize for Historical Science from The Hague, and the Gold Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1923 and immigrated to the United States in 1941.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English