Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? A six-year-old who dazzled the empress of Austria with his piano brilliance. A composer who wrote more than 600 concertos, sonatas, symphonies, and operas. A serious musician who loved to tell silly jokes.
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.
Paperback. Illustrated by Carrie Robbins, cover illustration by Nancy Harrison.