An ideal introduction to understanding the famous composer. Rich with wit and warmth, this compact biography is thoroughly enchanting.
Through trials and tribulations, grand successes and disheartening setbacks, this book shows us the real Mozart — blessed with an abundance of talent yet sometimes struggling to earn a living. His mischievous nature and earthy sense of humour, his ease and confidence in his own incredible abilities; these were traits that never left him. His music has brought comfort to countless generations; his life, though brief, is no less fascinating.
An ideal introduction to understanding the famous composer. A British broadcaster and renowned Beethoven expert, Suchet is a terrific guide for general readers to delve into the life, art, and times of the great composer. It's like attending a lively, entertaining, and informative lecture, with a slide show of illustrations going by in the background. - Kirkus Reviews
If you're looking...for an accessible introduction to Mozart, this could be the book for you. Recommended to anyone who wants to learn about Mozart's life, and who wouldn't? - Library Journal