Marrying Mozart

Marrying Mozart

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Mannheim, 1777. The four Weber sisters, daughters of a musical family, share a crowded, artistic life in a ramshackle house. Their father scrapes by as a music copyist; their mother keeps a book of prospective suitors hidden in the kitchen. The sisters struggle with these marriage prospects as well as their musical futures-until one evening at their home, when 21-year- old Wolfgang Mozart walks into their lives.No longer a prodigy and struggling to find his own place in the music world, Mozart is enthralled with the Weber sisters: Aloysia’s beauty and talent captivates him; Josefa’s rich voice inspires him; Sophie becomes his confidante; and Constanze comes to play a surprising role in his life.Eighteenth-century Europe comes alive with unforgiving winters and yawning princes; scheming parents and the enduring passions of young talent. Set in Mannheim, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna, Marrying Mozartis the richly textured love story of a remarkable historical figure-and four young women who engaged his passion, his music, and his heart.
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 2004
ISBN: 9780670032686
0670032689
Branch Call Number: FIC Cowel
Characteristics: xii, 350 p

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Sep 13, 2010

This story starts out engaging the reader and is lively and descriptive. You soon begin to wonder which daughter will eventually become the wife of Mozart. Liked the switch between the historical recollection and the present day interview. Would recommend for a glimpse into the beginning musical life of Mozart and those around him.

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