Mozart in Paris

Author(s): Frantz Duchazeau

Children 9-12

In 1778, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart leaves Salzburg for Paris. The French capital promises to liberate the 22-year-old from the suffocating grip of his father, and from a city that is unable to accommodate his genius. But there is no grand entrance for the former child prodigy. When Mozart arrives in Paris, he is cash-strapped, unknown and his French is poor. His mentor, the critic Baron von Grimm, introduces him to a number of Parisian nobles. But recognition is hard-won, and at times the French court appears indifferent to Mozart's talents and disapproving of his spontaneity.Tracing the composer's six-month stay in the city of lights, Mozart in Paris dramatizes the confrontation between a sparkle-eyed genius and mundane reality. Frantz Duchazeau spotlights a frustrating yet formative period of the composer's life - and in doing so creates a living, breathing portrait of a man whose music, as Einstein famously said, "was so pure that it seemed to have been ever-present in the universe, waiting to be discovered by the master."


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General Fields

  • : 9781910593721
  • : Metro Media Limited
  • : SelfMadeHero
  • : October 2019
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 741.5
  • : 96
  • : Frantz Duchazeau
  • : Paperback
  • : 1912