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Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
Grosset & Dunlap / 2003 / Paperback
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Introduce your youngsters to a classical music master! This fascinating biography charts the prolific composer's extraordinary career and personal life, while painting a vivid cultural history of 18th-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations on every spread explore such topics as the history of opera and the evolution of musical instruments. Includes a timeline and a bibliography. Ages 8 to 12. 106 pages, softcover from Grosset & Dunlap.
Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works. This fascinating biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a vivid cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations on every spread explore such topics as the history of opera and the evolution of musical instruments. There is also a timeline and a bibliography.
Illustrated by Carrie Robbins.
Cover illustration by Nancy Harrison.
Yona Zeldis McDonough is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
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