1791, Mozart's Last Year by H C Robbins Landon

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In the course of chronicling Mozart's last year, Mr. Robbins Landon pays particular attention to the Requiem and ''The Magic Flute.'' After giving us a succinct summary of the controversies surrounding that opera's inception, he carefully examines its use of Masonic imagery.
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Mozart's death on December 5th, 1791, at the age of 35 was an event shrouded in mystery. In this book the author sets out an account of the course of events during Mozart's fateful and productive last year. Other works by the author include a biography of Haydn.
 

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H. C. Robbins Landon's many books include "The Mozart Essays, Mozart and Vienna", and "1791: Mozart's Last Year". He is also the author of the definitive five-volume "Haydn: Chronicle and Works".
 
Published March 21, 1988 by Thames & Hudson Ltd. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Michiko Kakutani on Aug 28 2018

In the course of chronicling Mozart's last year, Mr. Robbins Landon pays particular attention to the Requiem and ''The Magic Flute.'' After giving us a succinct summary of the controversies surrounding that opera's inception, he carefully examines its use of Masonic imagery.

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