London: Cassell, 1946. First English language edition. In an exceptional Cosway style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with their stamp on their rear turn-in. Full crushed red morocco with five raised bands and gilt rosettes to spine. Boards stamped in gilt with vines and harps. All edges brightly gilt. Royal blue doublures with a fine miniature of Mozart inset under glass at front. Red silk moire endpapers. A beautiful copy containing six half-tone illustrations and examples of Mozart's musical notations. Fine.
Einstein was a German-American musicologist and Mozart expert. In addition to serving as an editor of the Köchel catalog, a comprehensive chronology of Mozart’s compositions, Einstein also wrote Mozart: His Character, His Work. This important biography not only explores Mozart’s life in great detail but also serves as a piece of music criticism: Einstein uses his musicology training as well as extensive knowledge of Mozart’s oeuvre to bring the great composer’s music to life in this important work. Fine (Item #3099)