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Mozart - The Man Behind the Music

Book Author
Bixley, Donovan
Bixley, Donovan
Upstart Press
260 x 210mm
Publication Date
November 2018
Rights Available
World excl Complex Chinese, Simplified Chinese
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About the Book

Child prodigy, genius, freak, a man who lived frivolously and died a pauper… The myths surrounding Mozart, composer of some of the world’s most sublime music, have long overtaken the known facts of his life.

In nearly 100 original drawings and paintings, accompanied by text based on the many letters that he wrote during his life, beginning with the delightful, if misspelt, letters he wrote as a thirteen-year-old boy.

Like his successful Much Ado About Shakespeare, Bixley brings Mozart to life with humour but also reflects the turmoil of the times in which he lived.

About the Author

Donovan Bixley was a finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards for Faithfully Mozart in 2006. He has written and/or illustrated over 70 books, including the international hit Dinosaur Rescue series (with award-winning author Kyle Mewburn, published in 13 countries).