'No one interested in Mozart and in inspired letter-writing should miss this volume.' -- Alfred Brendel
'Should be on the shelves of every music-lover.' -- BBC Music Magazine
'The great glory of this volume is Spaethling's willingness to embrace Mozart's writing in all its zany, often angry effervescence.' -- Observer
'The miracle is that these letters were preserved . . . a splendid volume.' -- Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Robert Spaethling is Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Massachusetts, and is the author of several books on Mozart, including Music and Mozart in the Life of Goethe
. He was raised in the Bavarian town of Weissenstadt, whose local dialect resembles that of Mozart's Salzburg.