Constanze, Formerly Widow of Mozart. Her Unwritten Memoir Based on Historical Documents, with a Foreword by the Author
|Author: ||Malloy, Joseph|
Will do much to improve the reputation of Constanze Mozart, who has been vilified as having been an unworthy wife to one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time and has been blamed for his poverty and his less-than-glorious, premature death. Although a work of fiction and historical surmise, Diez' Constanze, Formerly Widow of Mozart stays close enough to the sparse biographical details of Constanze's life that the book has a tone of veracity and authenticity that is augmented by Malloy's footnotes and afterword.
"[a] superb translation . . . a book that music lovers and professional musicians alike will find thoroughly satisfying and eminently readable." _ William E. Grim