Mozart: The Boy Who Changed the World with His Music (Paperback)

The Boy Who Changed the World with His Music

By Marcus Weeks, Julian Rushton (Contribution by)

National Geographic Society, 9781426314513, 64pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

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Description

At 5 years old, he composed a minuet. By six, he was performing for royalty. The compelling story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a timeless tale of musical genius, its rewards, and its pitfalls.

Author and musician Marcus Weeks takes us around Mozart's world--from the Royal courts of 18th century Europe to the opera houses and balls where Mozart enjoyed triumph and fame. We meet the kings and queens of the age, learn of the young Mozart's favorite games, see the clothes he wore, and the new musical instruments of the time. The lively text also gives readers an appreciation of Mozart's vast legacy of immortal music.

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From the Hardcover edition.


About the Author

Marcus Weeks is an author, a musician, and an editor. Books he has authored or coauthored include Music: A Crash Course, as well as DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia and 1,000 Makers of the Millennium. He's written a number of works on music and is a curator of the Stanhope Collection of Historical Keyboards. Julian Rushton is the emeritus professor of music at the University of Leeds, England. He has also taught at the University of East Anglia and the University of Cambridge, and has served as the president of the Royal Musical Association. His publications include Mozart: An Extraordinary Life, Mozart in the Master Musicians series, and Classical Music: A Concise History.
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