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'Our beloved Mozart was not quite suited to this world',
This review is from: Marrying Mozart (Paperback)
This is a very enjoyable novel about the four sisters Weber and their relationships: with each other, with their parents and with Mozart. Starting in 1777, when Mozart first meets the family Weber, the story ends some 60 years later as the last surviving Weber sister is being interviewed about the family's relationship with Mozart.
And what a story it is. Ms Cowell develops the individual characters of Josefa, Aloysia, Sophie and Constanze well. Their lives, loves and aspirations are not often in accord with their mother's overwhelming ambition to marry them to noblemen. Mozart's parents are equally determined that he make his name and fortune before marrying.
The journey of Mozart through this world is interesting. But for me, the real story is the life and times of the sisters. Ms Cowell has brought a richness to this novel which comes, I think, from her knowledge and appreciation of the music, society and related politics of the era.
Recommended to those who enjoy historical fiction and highly recommended to those who wish to see Mozart from another perspective.