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Author: Stephanie Cowell
ISBN: 0670032689
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 368 pages
Publisher Viking Adult; First Edition edition (January 26, 2004)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.6
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eBook Marrying Mozart: A Novel download

by Stephanie Cowell

With what piece have you favored us? One of your own, I trust? Mozart’s large eyes were now almost playful, and he kept a few fingers on the raised clavier lid as if unwilling to leave it. The last movement of a sonata I wrote in Munich a few years back. I’ve some themes for another sonata for the daughter of Herr Cannabich, your orchestral director here.

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Stephanie Cowell is the critically acclaimed author of the historical novels Nicholas Cooke, The Players: A Novel of the Young Shakespeare, and The Physician of London (winner of a 1996 American Book Award). Trained as a lyric coloratura soprano, she lives with her husband in New York City. To request Penguin Readers Guides by mail (while supplies last), please call (800) 778-6425 or e-mail [email protected]

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Marrying Mozart - Stephanie Cowell. This book centers around Mozart and the Weber sisters (who inspired many of Mozart's female characters and one of whom he ultimately married). It is a light-read, especially for historical fiction, and is fast-paced

Marrying Mozart - Stephanie Cowell. It is a light-read, especially for historical fiction, and is fast-paced. Some of the emotional transitions seem abrupt, but this is quickly forgotten as the reader is swept up in the progressing story. This book would have been enjoyable had all of the characters been fictitious, but it is even more so with its nod to history.

The lives of the four Weber sisters, the daughters of a Mannheim musical family, are changed forever by the arrival of twenty-one-year-old Wolfgang Mozart, a young man struggling to find his place in the eighteenth-century musical world, as he is drawn to the beauty of Aloysia, is inspired by Josefa's bright voice, uses Sophie as his confidante, and marries Constanze.
A favorite novel. I have read two novels by Stephanie Cowell and was extremely pleased with both novels. Switches from the present (1842) to the past (1777), Sophie Webb (the youngest of four sisters who are all musical) wants to retell the story of Mozart being invited into their home by her dad who is also a musician. Mom wants her daughters to marry well! Mozart falls in love with the oldest sister, Aloysia who isn't interested and marries another. Mozart then turns his focus on the second sister, Constanze.

You will love Stephanie's writing style outlining the relationships of the Weber family and his role in their life.
I'd like to begin by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed this book & was sorry to come to the end. If I could have, I would have given it 4-1/2*s. So why didn't I give it 5? In the end of the book the author mentions that she took certain liberties with the order of events for the sake of the story. I have studied Mozart for 23 years & wrote 40 pp on the inaccuracies of the movie, Amadeus, & there are liberties that I didn't think were necessary. Mozart & Constanze were married on August 4, 1782, not October. I see no reason to change this. She has Leopold Mozart visiting Vienna & meeting Constanze before her marriage to his son. Leopold did no such thing. He visited only once in 1785 after Wolfgang & Constanze had been married nearly three years. Aloysia shunned Mozart personally when he stopped to see her on his return trip from Paris. I don't recall her having run away to marry Joseph Lange. There were many other little "time shifts", yet this book brought me into the lives of the Weber sisters & life in working class Vienna in a way I won't easily forget. At least one reviewer mentioned that the language did not fit the time. I believe the author mixed a more 18th c tone with dialogue out of a later period. But never did the dialogue strike me as contemporary with all of today's slang expressions. So to me it was never jarring. There are several subplots which add drama to the story but I don't know if they are true. I'm referring to Frau Weber's "secret" regarding her eldest daughter, Josepha; the music store owner & Constanze. Once again, they didn't really bother me or detract from the story for me.

I would say that Mozart was almost portrayed a little too mild in places. He tended to be overly sensitive because of his personal insecurity. In places, such as his interaction with Frau Weber, he almost seemed fully in control of his temper. I can't quite see that. This didn't really bother me-not as much as the butchering of his character in the movie.

I particularly delighted in Fridolin Weber's Thursday night music evenings which Cowell brought to life so well. In the absence of TV or radio these types of evenings were common in 18th c musical homes, & Mozart wrote for, played in as well as hosted them, often. After the death of Fridolin the mother's down-hill slide is very believable. It was mentioned that she "drank more than a woman should." (I guess it was okay for a man.) I liked the way the author began & ended with Novello's visit to Sophia, the last remaining Weber daughter. I have read the book of Mary & Vincent Novello's journey to Salzburg, & it is believable also that she would have told the story of the family to him-although I doubt very much that she would have included the spicier parts.

Any negative comments aside, I would have loved it if this book went on further into Mozart's life as there is so much more to be brought to life there. I would recommend the book to Mozart lovers of course or anyone interested in 18th c Vienna. Those who know the details of Mozart's life may be bothered by the liberties taken & those who aren't will enjoy the story as historical fiction.
I'd thoroughly enjoyed Stephanie Cowell's earlier historical novels set in Shakespeare's London, but I think MARRYING MOZART is her finest writing thus far. Her experience as a singer and writer shows in the fluent descriptions of both the music the Weber sisters sing and Mozart's creative process. You feel you really are living in Mozart's time and place. Patronage and the business of music were vividly rendered. The book was a real page-turner, too, even if you think you know a great deal about Mozart's biography. The family/romantic dynamics are well, not quite Sex in the City, but exciting and charming. The Weber sisters' father is an outstanding character, beautifully developed. I loved this book and just recommended that Bas Bleu offer it in their catalog!
As Mozart turned 250 this January 27th, I was rereading Stephanie Cowell's elegant and humorous novel for the third time. If you're weary of the vulgar and immature Mozart portrayed in the film "Amadeus," this book will warm your heart while correcting the biographical details. In Ms. Cowell's sumptuous version of Mozart's story, the young composer meets the four Weber sisters (Aloysia, Constanze, Josefa, and Sophie), and quickly falls in love with Aloysia, a temperamental diva who became one of his leading interpreters. When the soprano runs off with another man, however, Wolfgang comes to realize that the aptly named Constanze may be his "unsung" true love, an epiphany and plot twist that Ms. Cowell handles with extraordinary grace and charm. The author was an opera singer, and her prose sings with a rhythm all its own. She excels at depicting both the complex family relationships in the Weber household and Mozart's musical struggles as he began to write and produce his first operas. "Marrying Mozart" shows the human side of genius and in that way it is more compelling than many Mozart biographies I've read. I enjoyed this book so much, I may read it for the fourth time before the Mozart year is over.