Constanze, Mozart's Beloved by Agnes Selby

By Agnes Selby

Constanze, the spouse of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, used to be no longer the silly and self-interested person of renowned opinion, a lot of that is according to the perspectives of Mozart's father, who believed that his son had selected an beside the point associate. This strong-minded lady was once, even if, to be of serious aid to her liked husband. From a kinfolk of entire musicians, she was once possessed of a superb voice and sang in public performances of a few Mozart's works, either earlier than and after his loss of life. She bore him six teenagers, of whom survived youth. Her company acumen used to be such that when his demise she used to be mostly liable for protecting his tune prior to the general public, setting up concert events, securing the exact ebook of a lot of his works, together with the Requiem, and buying patronage from the aristocracy. Her moment marriage to the Dane, Georg Nikolaus Nissen, persevered a lifestyles tale that's a wealthy instance of self-sufficiency and competence in an period whilst a lady in enterprise used to be a rarity. Importantly, this booklet restores the attractiveness of a girl a lot maligned through heritage. Revised edition

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