6 May 2011 0 Comments

The Music of MOZART’S LAST ARIA: Vedrai carino

In the Prologue of my new historical thriller MOZART’S LAST ARIA, young Wolfgang hears his Aunt Nannerl singing an aria called “Vedrai carino” (“You will see, my dear”). In Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, the aria is sung by a young woman named Zerlina, consoling her lover. This is a version of the aria sung by […]

3 May 2011 0 Comments

The Music Behind my Mozart Novel

The best reason I have for writing a novel about Mozart must surely be that I love his music. Other elements contribute, including my fascination with his neglected sister and the growing historical research which I believe points toward his murder. But the music must be at the center of the novel itself. I’ve played […]