The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia
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Mozart's enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia
. This reference book functions both as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide historical framework, as well as interpretation.
- "Like all good single volume encyclopedias, this one is also a delight for the casual browser who is not looking for anything in particular. Opening the book to read in an idle moment invariably provides both pleasure and instruction." --Opera News
- "...contains some of the finest writing on Mozart I have read." New York Review of Books
- "...the ultimate contribution to Mozart this year. The paper exudes quality and the entries are deft and well-organised." The Independent
- "...a handsome, lavishly produced volume, offers easy access to all the information most music lovers will need about a favourite composer." Sunday Times
- "...for those who must know absolutely every fact about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...the Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia leaves no Kochel number unturned." The Times
- "This encyclopedia is the definitive source for Mozart information and should be a required purchase for music and large public and academic libraries." Booklist
- "With this lovingly fashioned book, volume can sometimes come in the form of minutiae, the details which, ironically enough, give what's essentially a learned tome a narrative thrust. Mozart is lifted from these pages, especially so for those who've long thrilled to his music; no matter how well-versed one is in the biographical chronology: the opera plots, the innuendoes of rivals, the scholarly points of contention, the paper trails of commissions--I'd argue that with this work Mozart the man--at least in the print record--reads as real as we're going to get him, outside of his own letters." Fanfare