Penguin, 2007, Softcover, Book Condition: Fine, First
First impression. Size: 12mo. 290 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. David Cairns weaves a brilliantly engaging narrative which puts Mozart's operas in the context of his life, showing how they illuminate his creativity as a whole. Mozart's unusual childhood as a musical prodigy touring Europe as a performer from an early age is well known. But even more remarkable is that the genius grew up, surviving his unnatural early years and producing works of increasing maturity and originality. Using the operas as his guide, Cairns traces the steady deepening of Mozart's musical style from his beginnings as a child prodigy, through his coming of age with what Cairns sees as the most Romantic and forward-looking of all Mozart's operas, "Idomeneo", the later genius displayed in the three comic operas, "The Marriage of Figaro", "Don Giovanni", and "Cosi Fan Tutte", and in "The Magic Flute", the final and greatest triumph of his career. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Music. ISBN: 0140296743. ISBN/EAN: 9780140296747. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3111.