Mozart and Constanze
- Mozart and Constanze
- Mass Market Paperback
- 186 pages
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Not bad at all. But I will say there were some parts that were dry and hard to get through.
Focusing on Mozart's marriage, personality, and later years, Carr's biography is engaging enough, even though his theories about the composer's death fail to persuade. Also, more convincing and thorough studies are readily available-- the psychologically probing Solomon or myth-shattering Stafford for example.
With a focus on the last decade of Mozart's life, Francis Carr examines his personal relationships, with a special focus on his life with Constanze. Mozart's marriage did not receive his father's approval and there was plenty of turmoil. Carr also discusses in detail at the circumstances of Mozart's early death and hasty funeral. His conclusion is one with which many may not agree but it is not unreasonable. In fact, Maynard Solomon's comprehensive biography reviews the documentation and conclud [...]
Carr offers a plausible explanation for Mozart's early death and unceremonious burial. He argues his case with perhaps stronger language than is warranted, given that much of the (possibly relevant) evidence was destroyed by Constanze -- or so the author/historian suggests.
A short but riviting book about Mozart's relationship with his wife constanze. It also dealt with his death and his own suspicions of being poisoned.
I went through a Mozart phase and this did not paint him in a flattering light. It was more Team Costanze than Team Amadeus