Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Save: $6.87 (27%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Mozart: An Introduction t... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: 100% guaranteed delivery with Fulfillment By Amazon. Pages of this book are clean. This paperback book shows standard shelf wear associated with limited use. This is a discarded Library book with normal library stamping and stickers. Purchase of this item will benefit the Friends of the Houston Public Library.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths Paperback – September 1, 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$18.12
$8.00 $0.24

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$18.12 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths
  • +
  • Mozart: A Life
Total price: $31.02
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Mozart specialist Roye E. Wates (Boston), professor of music at Boston University and past winner of the university's Teacher-Scholar of the Year award, has devoted decades to unraveling the forms, styles, and techniques of classical music for undergraduates and adult amateurs. Frequently called upon to give pre-concert talks in the Boston area, she has also lectured on various aspects of Mozart's music at scholarly conferences in the United States, England, Ireland, Austria, and Germany.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Amadeus Press (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574671898
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574671896
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Robert H. Spaethling on February 25, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Mozart. An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths by Roye E. Wates is a hands-on, practical and yet erudite guide to the life, music, and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The book not only narrates the composer's birth in Salzburg, his travels, his last years in Vienna, but also includes portraits of his immediate family members. The brief accounts of his sister Nannerl and his wife Constanze are outstanding. The book also introduces the reader to the philosophy, literature, musical taste of the period in which Mozart lived, the Age of Enlightenment, and it touches on the problems of early biographical writings on Mozart. But the author is at her best when she introduces the reader not only to the major forms of music used by Mozart, but a good number of his own piano sonatas, concertos, symphonies, masses, and operas. These analyses are done with excellent musicological insight, they are meant for the non-specialist, but many of them are done so comprehensively that knowledgeable music lovers can read them with profit and delight. What we find in this book is not just a biography, but an introduction to Mozart's way of thinking and working, plus an access to the music of his time. Professor Wates has given us here the fruit of many years of teaching and reflection on important issues relating to one of the greatest composers of all times.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is the best introduction to Mozart, his life and music. In very short yet rich chapters, Roye Wates manages to tell the story of Mozart, the myths which are still surrounding him, and his wonderful music. There are many examples discussed in detail and even the non-specialist will enjoy this wonderful book which is a gem among the others written so far about the Austrian genius. In addition, there is a bibliography list and many other references the reader can turn to if he wants to know more about a specific topic.
More than highly recommended.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I read this book before I went to Vienna and Salzburg this summer. I learned some interesting things about the musician and his family.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Music for my daughter
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths