Paperback $16.00

Nov 25, 2014 | 176 Pages

Ebook $10.99

Nov 14, 2013 | 176 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    Nov 25, 2014 | 176 Pages

  • Ebook $10.99

    Nov 14, 2013 | 176 Pages

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Praise for Mozart by Paul Johnson:

“Historian Johnson lauds everyone’s favorite composer so as to pique the interest of every reader. . . . Johnson starts debunking myths on the first page . . . [and] they all crumble under his commonsense presentation of evidence. An altogether excellent primer on possibly the most complete musician who ever lived.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Most satisfying . . . A highly accessible initial foray into an astonishing, and inexhaustible, subject.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Impassioned . . . Johnson captures the depth of Mozart’s achievement with a scholarly fan’s . . . enthusiasm. . . . A compact and knowledgeable portrait of genius.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Johnson packs a great deal of information into these pages . . . and his grasp of Mozart’s musical output is astounding, his description of Mozart’s works comprehensive and enlightening. . . . This is a solid, and often fresh, introduction to the life and work of the composer.”

Publishers Weekly

“The perfect stocking stuffer . . . A portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that will give pleasure to and increase the understanding of old Mozart hands as well as those reading for the first time about the man . . . Like his latest subject, Johnson never strikes a false note.”
The American Spectator

“Excellent . . . A delightful, concise read. It’s fun—like listening to Mozart is. . . . To learn about the life of such a remarkable musician is a treat and a privilege. Paul Johnson has made Mozart’s story accessible and rewarding.”
Washington Independent Review of Books

“This short, pithy, intelligent book will appeal to music lovers and general readers.”
Hudson Valley News

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