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Description - Mozart in Italy by Iwo Zaluski

This engaging new biography chronicles the journeys of the teenage musical prodigy with his father to Italy, the cradle of opera. Their travels took them to the cities of Milan, Florence, Rome, Venice, Bologna, and Naples, brought them into contact with many of the most important musical figures of the day and culminated in the operas Mitridate, Re di Ponto, Lucio Silla, and Ascanio in Alba, all composed before Mozart's sixteenth birthday.Iwo and Pamela Zaluski's sources include contemporary documentation and the Mozarts' correspondence. The authors have also undertaken considerable research into the routes that father and son took through Italy, thus bringing the young composer's travels vividly to life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780720610390
ISBN-10: 0720610397
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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