An article in yesterday’s New York Review of Books discusses a new book on Mozart with such enthusiasm that it is now occupying that most sacred of places: the “may possibly receive” portion of the Christmas suggestion list. Lists from childhood were ordered from realistic to fantastical and almost always included a helicopter or swimming pool.
Here’s all the details, in case you feel the need to add it to yours.
by Hermann Abert, edited by Cliff Eisen, and translated from the German by Stewart Spencer
Yale University Press, 1,600 pp., $55.00 (only 3 cents a page…BARGAIN)