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  • Published: 28 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780448431048
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112

Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?



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.

  • Published: 28 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780448431048
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112

About the author

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona McDonough holds degrees from Vassar College and Columbia University. She is the editor and a contributor to The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty - a collection of essays by writers including Jane Smiley, Anna Quindlen, Carol Shields and Erica Jong - as well as All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader.

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