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Marrying Mozart: A Novel

By Stephanie Cowell
$6.95
Book Details
  • Author: Stephanie Cowell
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Published: 2004-01-26
  • Edition: First Edition
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: Aloysiaas beauty and talent captivates him; Josefaas 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 Mozart" is the richly textured love story of a remarkable historical figure-and four young women who engaged his passion, his music, and his heart.