"The purpose and scope of this little book will be obvious to the reader from even a cursory glance at its contents. It is, in a way, an autobiography of Mozart written without conscious purpose, and for that reason particularly winning, illuminating and convincing. The outward things in Mozart's life are all but ignored in it, but there is a frank and full disclosure of the great musician's artistic, intellectual and moral character, made in his own words." Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923) was a music critic for the Cincinnati Gazette from 1874 to 1880. He then moved to New York where he became music critic for the Tribune. He championed the music of Wagner, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky when they were little known in the United States, and was the author of many books on music.