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Mozart the Freemason


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Foreword by Brigitte Massin


Part 1 Mozart and the Masonic Enlightenment

1 Mozart, Masonic Brother

2 The Symbolism

3 From Symbols to Music
The Number Three
Steps Toward the Altar
From the Unformed to Rigor,
From Darkness to Light

4 Short Incidental Works for Masonic Occasions

5 Works of a Masonic Character That Are Not Ritualistic
Thamos (K. 345)
The Funeral Ode (K. 477)

Part 2 The Great Works Inspired by Symbolism


6 The First Period: 1785
Quartet in A major (K. 464)
Quartet in C major (K. 465)
Concerto for Piano in D minor , No. 20 (K. 466)
Concerto for Piano in E flat major , No. 22 (K. 482)

7 The Second Period: 1788
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major (K. 543)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K. 550)
Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter" (K. 551)
Di vertimento in E flat major, "Puchberg Trio" (K. 563)

8 The Third Period: 1791
Quintet for strings in D major (K. 593)
Quintet for strings in E flat major (K. 614)
Concerto for clarinet in A major (K. 622)
The Magic Flute (K. 620)

9 Wolfgang's Legacy

Appendix 1 The List: Works Officially Recognized as Masonic

Appendix 2 Mozart's Attendance in the Lodges of Vienna



Index of musical works cited


About the Author

Jacques Henry is artistic director of the annual Mozart festival in the Drome region of France and an expert on the symbolism in Mozart's work. He lives in France.


"This is a book that no mason would want to miss." * Wr. Elliot Burns, American Mason, Sept 2006 *
"Whether you are coming from the world of music, or the world of Freemasonry, this is a book that will appeal to you, will inform you, and will act as an excellent resource towards Mozart, his music and his life." * Bonnie Cehovet, Angelfire, October 2006 *
"Mozart the Freemason is a wonderful book, well written, and ideal for the musician as well as non-specialist." * Mark Stavish, Institute for Hermetic Studies, Feb 2007 *
"With Mozart the Freemason, Jacques Henry, a Mozart authority and a high-ranking Freemason, explores the influence of Masonry on Mozart's life and music. . . . One could hardly ask for a better poster child for Masonry than Mozart, or a better biographer than Jacques Henry." * Kenaz Filan, Mysteries Magazine, Issue 18, Fall 2007 *

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