The Mozart Forgeries (Paperback)

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Mozarts music, forged manuscripts, and a murder Could any music aficionado who enjoys a unique, fascinating, and well-told tale ask for more? - Conductor George Cleve, Music Director, San Franciscos Midsummer Mozart Music Festival.The idea of creating a counterfeit of a genuine Mozart manuscript is outrageous, but to attempt the forging of two such compositions for the purpose of a technical/musical swindle is an order of magnitude more aggressive. Yet that is exactly what Forger, a counterfeiting genius, and Librarian, an eighteenth century document specialist, decide to do, their motivation being a $20,000,000 price tag. They are faced with incredible impediments not the least of which is the authentication of both documents by some of the worlds leading Mozart scholars. From any perspective, the effort appears preposterous.Their choice of compositions are the lost manuscripts of Mozarts clarinet concerto and his quintet for clarinet and strings. Each stage of the effort is, by itself, an awesome undertaking, what with handwriting, paper, ink, watermarks, pens, and a great deal of imprecise history surrounding both works-- the originals of which disappeared around 1800. Together, they combine to create a task so technically difficult that the probability of success is only slightly less than winning the Irish sweepstakes without buying a ticket.The author, one of Americas leading Mozart authorities, is a prize-winning technical writer who also dabbles in fiction. His imaginative and skillful handling of the storys details walks the reader--sometimes not very gently--through each stage of the awesome effort. This entirely fictitious story is his contribution to the events of 2006, which are intended to commemorate the quarter millennium of Mozarts birth. www.leesonbooks.com. *Author: Leeson, Daniel N. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 336 *Publication Date: 2004/06/16 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.96 x 0.84 inches

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Publisher iUniverse
Mfg Part# 9780595316762
SKU 39817776
Format Paperback
ISBN10 059531676X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0336
Publisher iUniverse

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