29 May 2011 0 Comments

The Music of MOZART’S LAST ARIA: Vorrei spiegarvi

In Chapter 22 of my new novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA, Wolfgang Mozart’s sister Nannerl sings for Baron van Swieten. The aria for soprano “Vorrei spiegarvi” (“I wish to explain to you”) is a tender love song by a woman who cannot be with her true love. This version is sung by Elizabeth Parcells, the American […]

7 May 2011 0 Comments

The Music of MOZART’S LAST ARIA: ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman’

Wolfgang’s piano variations on a French nursery rhyme played by Nannerl’s son in Chapter One of my new historical thriller MOZART’S LAST ARIA. They’re called “Ah, vous dirai-je.” Perhaps you know them as “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.” Listen and watch videos of the music in MOZART’S LAST ARIA.