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Mozart's Women

by Jane Glover

Paperback $24.95

$24.95

Mozart's Women

by Jane Glover

Paperback $24.95

$24.95

$24.95

Mozart was fascinated, amused, aroused, hurt, and betrayed by women. He loved and respected them, composed for them, performed with them. This unique biography looks at his interaction with each, starting with his family (his mother, Maria Anna and beloved and talented sister, Nannerl), and his marriage (which brought his "other family", the Weber sisters).

His relationships with his artists are examined, in particular those of his operas, through whose characters Mozart gave voice to the emotions of women who were, like his entire female acquaintance, restrained by the conventions and structures of eighteenth-century society. This is their story as well as his – and shows once again that a great part of the composer's genius was in his understanding and musical expression of human nature. Evocative and beautifully written, Mozart's Women illuminates the music, the man, and above all the women who inspired him.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9780330418584
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/06/2006
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / Biography: general
  • Imprint: Pan
  • Pages: 408
  • Price: $24.95

Mozart was fascinated, amused, aroused, hurt, and betrayed by women. He loved and respected them, composed for them, performed with them. This unique biography looks at his interaction with each, starting with his family (his mother, Maria Anna and beloved and talented sister, Nannerl), and his marriage (which brought his "other family", the Weber sisters).

His relationships with his artists are examined, in particular those of his operas, through whose characters Mozart gave voice to the emotions of women who were, like his entire female acquaintance, restrained by the conventions and structures of eighteenth-century society. This is their story as well as his – and shows once again that a great part of the composer's genius was in his understanding and musical expression of human nature. Evocative and beautifully written, Mozart's Women illuminates the music, the man, and above all the women who inspired him.

Author Information

Jane Glover is one of our pre-eminent conductors and a Mozart expert. In her long and hugely successful career she has been Music Director of the Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Artistic Director of The London Mozart Players, and has also held Principal Conductorships of both the Huddersfield and the London Choral Societies. She has conducted all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain and appears regularly at the BBC Proms. She is also a regular broadcaster, with highlights including a television series on Mozart and the radio series Opera House. She lives in London.

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