Mozart and his family from wikipedia:
I enjoyed reading this book and would sing its praises to lovers of music, the theatre, classical music and the culture and life style of eighteenth century Vienna, a different world altogether. The descriptions of the music, an opera ("The Abduction from the Seraglio") or libretti, the andantes of a quartet, sonatas, the rondo or concertos played seemed to enhance the magic of the world of Mozart
and greatly added to the sense of beauty of the great music and story which seemed to go hand in hand.
There is a foot note on the page that the end of the movement of the six quartets in G major where Mozart was striving to move forwards in his music without knowing whether it would one day be played in public, prefigured
a theme from "The Magic Flute." He was working without worrying about an audience's reaction.
the story is authentic and wonderful. Almost as though not a note out of place.
Sheet Music of Mozart from wikipedia:
common bond and also an understanding of music which could make the soul soar. A spiritual sense for
the love and beauty of (perfect?) music. The composer, Gluck, also congratulated and recognised Mozart
as a composer after the success of his opera.
Of the early life of Mozart, this book is a good start. His ties of kinship to his father, Leopold, and the necessary approval and permission from his father for his marriage to Constance would be a reflection of the times of eighteenth century society and also of the way in which the musicians and sons were expected to obey their elders,superiors and employers. Mozart was a little bit of a rebel for the times in that he broke away from bonds of seeming serfdom in Salzburg to set himself free and endeavour to make a successful career on his own in Vienna.
Mozart's sister, Nannerl, also featured in the story, as did his faithful dog, Miss Pimperl, who had been a friend since his earlier days of childhood. He was also inspired by the beautiful song of a bird, whom he
purchased and named Starr, as he was particularly grateful, one day in passing along the street, to hear the beautiful bird's song. Starr continued to remain an inspiration for the composer and became a part of his life and family.