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Mozart - The Man Behind the Music

Mozart - The Man Behind the Music
 

In this charming and very personal tribute, artist Donovan Bixley offers a portrait of Mozart that will forever change the way he is viewed. In nearly 100 original drawings and paintings, Bixley brings Mozart to life with humour but also reflects the turmoil of the times in which... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781988516196
Published 8 November 2018 by Upstart Press Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bixley, Donovan
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ISBN-13 9781988516196
ISBN-10 1988516196
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Imprint Upstart Press Ltd
Publication Date 8 November 2018
International Release Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bixley, Donovan
Category Music & Sound Arts
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Graphic Novels
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 260mm
Height: 210mm
Weight 430g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 784.2184092
Catalogue Code 931764

Description of this 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. Now, in this charming and very personal tribute, artist Donovan Bixley offers a portrait of the composer that will forever change the way he is viewed. 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 travelling in Italy with his father. 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. This is a newly rendered version of the book successfully published in 2006.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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).

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