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Mozart's journey to Prague and a selection of poems (edition 2003)
Mozart's Journey to Prague and a Selection of Poems (Penguin Classics) by Eduard Morike
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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.First time in Penguin Classics Bilingual edition contains the most extensive selection of Mörike's poetry ever translated into English verse Includes an appendix on Mörike and Austrian composer Hugo Wolf, who set Mörike's poems to music
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"Mozart and his charming young wife Constanze are en route to Prague for the opening of Don Giovanni when the composer absent-mindedly wanders into the garden of a noble Bohemian family and finds himself the unwitting guest of honour at their daughter's wedding. This delightfully high-spirited novella paints an unforgettable picture of Mozart's creative genius - its playful heights and its terrible depths. Morike's own lyrical powers are also displayed in his poetry, and this selection includes his most popular romantic and classical folk and fairy-tale poems, among them the comic idyll 'The Auld Steeplecock'." "The only dual-language version of the poetry available in paperback, this volume also includes an appendix on Morike and Hugo Wolf, who set Morike's poems to music."--BOOK JACKET.
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