The biggest problem with the book, however, is that Nannerl, as written, just isn't a very interesting character.
Plainly, the author takes us over the surface and into the heart of Nannerl's great torment - a woman of great talent, a woman suppressed by a heavy-handed society.
Her well honed theatrical and musical background is evident in the spectacular descriptions of the music and composition characteristic of Wolfgang Mozart.
This novel about Mozart's sister is quite different than that of Nancy Moser's novel. Would be interested just how much is actual fact and then fiction.Published 13 months ago by Irene Perry
I read this at the library and had to own it. I was inspired by the beginning stories of their childhood together and moved to sadness at the rigid restrictions on women in that... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kristy Hesketh
I originally intended to purchase this book but then came upon a copy in the library and I'm glad I went that route. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by Georgie
Nannerl Mozart is a musical genius - she plays the harpsichord and composes from a remarkably early age. Then one day her little brother is born: Wolfgang. She loves him instantly. Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by Vivienne
The author makes at least two references to Nannerl's blue eys, but the cover portrait clearly shows brown eyes. Sloppy research? Read morePublished on September 1, 2009 by Liz Collins
As a huge Mozart fan, I thought it would be interesting to read about his other family members. I knew I would have to read this book the minute I saw it. Read morePublished on March 30, 2009 by R. Boadway
I have read other "family stories, novels etc" on the Mozart family and this one seems to fit in well with them. Read morePublished on November 22, 2008 by Anthony Schaeve
The jacket on Mozart's Sister describes the author, Rita Charbonnier, as a writer of teleplays, which might explain the problems with this book. Read morePublished on March 30, 2008 by J. Fuchs