||'The Manufacture of Mozart - Preface'
||The publication of this book on W.A. Mozart (one of the most celebrated, most widely performed and most eulogised figures of western culture) is to some extent a criticism of western musical history - at least as we know it. Certainly of the version that has been published, taught and believed across Western Europe and beyond for almost 200 years since Mozart has always viewed as an integral part of western musical history. Although he, in academic terms, has only rarely been subjected to detailed criticism in either the musical or biographical sense. ....
||15 Jun 2010