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Mozart's Journey to Prague and a Selection of Poems

Mozart's Journey to Prague and a Selection of Poems

Eduard Morike - Author

David Luke - Translator

David Luke - Introduction by

David Luke - Notes by

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ISBN 9780140447378 | 256 pages | 30 Dec 2003 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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An imaginative portrait of the brilliant composer by one of Germany's greatest lyric poets, along with his most popular poems

Eduard Mörike’s delightfully high-spirited 1855 novella is an imaginary re-creation of the journey Mozart made from Vienna to Prague in 1787 to conduct the first performance of Don Giovanni. Set in the rococo world of the Bohemian nobility, the story paints an unforgettable picture of Mozart’s creative genius—its playful heights and its terrible depths. Mörike’s own lyrical powers are also displayed in his poetry, which combines classicism and romanticism with elements of the traditional folk and fairy tale.

“Annotated with scholarly tact, finely rendered into English... this selection from Mörike is a joy, in just harmony with its content.” (George Steiner, Observer (UK))