Sheila Fitzpatrick: Mozart, 5 July 2007
Show More Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Biography by Piero Melograni, translated by Lydia Cochrane.
Chicago, 300 pp., £19, December 2006, 0 226 51956 2Show More
Mozart: The First Biography by Franz Niemetschek, translated by Helen Mautner.
Berghahn, 77 pp., £17.50, November 2006, 1 84545 231 3Show More
Mozart’s Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music by Jane Glover.
Pan, 406 pp., £7.99, April 2006, 0 330 41858 0Show More
“... through the Vienna night by Antonio Salieri to the sound of the Dies irae from the Requiem. Franz Niemetschek, Mozart’s contemporary, whose biography (not the first, pace Berghahn, but the second) was published in 1798, concedes Mozart’s propensity for jokes but presents him as a gentle soul who, as Cliff Eisen remarks in his introduction, is ...”