Author(s): John Suchet
Think you know Mozart? Think again.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, child genius, revered composer, bringer of joy and comfort to countless generations of music lovers? Well, yes - and no.
Exploring and unpicking the many legends about the much-loved and brilliant composer, John Suchet reveals a richer, more in-depth portrait of Mozart: blessed with a happy disposition yet suffering from bouts of depression, successful from a young age yet often struggling financially as he struggled to make his way in the world under the shadow of his domineering father. Naturally mischievous and obsessed with toilet humour, this is not the divine like figure we have come to expect.
This is Mozart the man, as you may never have seen him before.
'Rich with wit and warmth, this compact biography is thoroughly enchanting' Kirkus Reviews
'Splendidly written... this captivating story will make a wonderful addition to anyone's library and is a must read for music lovers' NY Journal of Books