The world's first interactive digital book on Mozart for iPad, The Mozart Project, is winning lots of fans since its release on 15 May - and a co-author is none other than Trinity Laban Reader in Music, Professor John Irving, joining other academics and acting stars.
John contributed several chapters, including comprehensive surveys of Mozart's concertos and chamber music. John is also featured in numerous video and audio clips in The Mozart Project, including explanations of Mozart's music, and performance extracts from the solo keyboard works and chamber music with Ensemble DeNOTE, which will be appearing at the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition in November.
Readers can click on numerous links scattered throughout the book, leading to further detailed information, audio and video files, short films about Mozart and Salzburg, performance extracts, 'behind the scenes' insights into Mozart's compositional habits, the instruments he played and how he played them - allowing them to dig deeper into the world of Mozart.
John said: "I had great fun working with James Fairclough and Harry Farnham, who thought the idea up back in 2012, and found it easy to get enthusiastic about a project which introduces Mozart to a range of new audiences through new technology.
"The Mozart Project is sure to make an impact on classical music literature, especially as it is supported by cutting edge research and historically informed performance."
The Mozart project is available for iPad from Apple's iBooks Store at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-mozart-project/id844639558?mt=11