29 November 2011 0 Comments

The Other Mozart, No Longer Forgotten

On the Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy arts blog, I’ve written a piece about why artistic attention is finally being paid to Nannerl Mozart, sister of the great composer and an important musical figure who was denied “greatness” because of her sex. I’m referring to the new French movie “Mozart’s Sister,” as well as some other books published over the last few years, and of course to my own new historical crime novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA.

You could say my novel takes the trend a stage further because the Mozart of my title is Nannerl, not Wolfgang. For me, she’s not just Mozart’s sister. She’s as much entitled to be “Mozart” as he is.

Take a look at the full article.

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