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Mozart, The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words

Mozart, The Man and the Artist as Revealed  in His Own Words by Friedrich Kerst

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name is one of the most recognizable names in history and one of the most enduring of composers. At age 5, this “wunderkinder” took to the stage and began his life as a prolific and celebrated creator-genius of such luminous works the world has not known since. This collection of morsels taken from his personal letters is engaging and gives a look into the mind of the boy wonder. Was he mad? Was he miraculous?

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This etext was produced by John Mamoun (, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.


The following is the text of "Mozart: The Man and the Artist, as Revealed in his own Words," compiled and annotated by Friedrich Kerst and translated into english, and edited, with new introduction and additional notes, by Henry Edward Krehbiel. Each page was cut out of the original book with an X acto knife and fed into an Automatic Document Feeder Scanner to make this e text, so the original book was disbinded in order to save it.

Some adaptations from the original text were made while formatting it for an e text. Italics in the original book were ignored in making this e text, unless they referred to proper nouns, in which case they are put in quotes in the e text. Italics are problematic because they are not easily rendered in ASCII text.

This electronic text was prepared by John Mamoun with help from numerous other proofreaders, including those associated with Charles Franks' Distributed Proofreaders website... Continue reading book >>

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