Giddy sugarplum or calculating bitch? Pretty Konstanze aroused strong feelings among her contemporaries. Her in-law's loathed her. Mozart's friends, more than forty years after his death, remained eager to gossip about her "failures" as wife to the world's first superstar. Maturing from child, to wife, to hard-headed widow, Konstanze would pay Mozart's debts, provide for their children, and relentlessly market and mythologize her brilliant husband. Mozart's letters attest to his affection for Konstanze as well as to their powerful sexual bond. Nevertheless, prominent among the many mysteries surrounding the composer's untimely death: why did his much beloved Konstanze never mark his grave?
This is a multi-faceted novel which brilliantly joins the nomenclature of romantic and historical fiction. I would recommend this novel to lovers of music, lovers of history, and just plain lovers. --Knowbetter.com
Juliet Waldron brings Konstanze and her wayward genius of a spouse to vivid life. She avoids the pitfall of the biographical novelist by refusing to make either of them the villain, and her insights into character are extraordinary. --Liz Burton, The Blue Iris Journal
Mozart's Wife is a story of love, jealousy, grief and most importantly--forgiveness. ...Fastpaced; Ms. Waldron has exquisite, flowing prose. .. a must read... --Kim Murphy, Sime-Gen
Waldron's writing is humorous, erotic, and fluid. Her beautiful use of words reveals the delicate, volatile intimacy inherent in marriage. In the antagonist, Waldron characterizes a woman's quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) struggle to remain the dutiful wife while also protecting her children and herself from her husband's self-destructive behavior. Mozart's Wife is a consuming piece that reminds us that all humans, regardless of talent or skill, are within the boundaries of fault and outside the lines of perfection. I highly recommend this wonderful book. --Melissa Levine,
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Twenty-some years of research and pondering went into "Mozart's Wife." Possessed by the spirit of Mozart and by his music, I wanted to discover the truth of his short, brilliant life. It seemed to me that no one on earth knew him as intimately as his wife, so it was her story I wanted to learn. Of course, this was easier said than done. The Mozart Family Letters were an invaluable resource in which I searched for the details of the day-to-day and clues about the two central characters . As I learned more, I began to understand the problems of our foremothers, when biology was, inexorably, destiny. Despite the difficulties and frequent emotional discomfort, I wanted to travel to that time and place, to actually live there, not as a tourist marveling at "odd" customs or fancy dress, but as an inhabitant of a genuine--sometimes gritty, sometimes glamorous--18th Century world.From the Author:
Twenty years of obsessive research and a great deal of pondering on the material, the few facts, and the gossip I gathered, produced "Mozart's Wife."
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