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Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791

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Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791 - Wolff, Christoph
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"I now stand at the gateway to my fortune," Mozart wrote in a letter of 1790. He had entered into the service of Emperor Joseph II of Austria two years earlier as Imperial-Royal Chamber Composer-a salaried appointment with a distinguished title and few obligations. His extraordinary subsequent output, beginning with the three final great symphonies from the summer of 1788, invites a reassessment of this entire period of his life. Readers will gain a new appreciation and understanding of the composer's works from that time ...

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Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791 2012, WW Norton & Co, New York

ISBN-13: 9780393050707

Hardcover