16 November 2011 0 Comments

Mozart’s Last Aria reading: ‘I can’t do what you ask. It’s too dangerous.’

Here’s another reading from my new novel Mozart’s Last Aria. Nannerl Mozart, the great composer’s sister, has come to Vienna to find out how her famous brother really died. In this reading, she learns that Wolfgang may have risked his life…But for what? Watch more videos about the book.

11 November 2011 0 Comments

Wolfgang’s Mysterious Letter

Continuing my readings from my new novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA. Nannerl, the great composer’s sister uncovers a mysterious letter and the suggestion that her brother’s life may have been at risk. Watch more videos about the book.

3 November 2011 0 Comments

A Secret About Wolfgang’s Death

My new crime novel Mozart’s Last Aria is out this week in the US. The great composer dies, telling his family he has been poisoned. Mozart’s sister Nannerl comes to Imperial Vienna to find out what really happened. She exposes a Masonic conspiracy and uncovers a secret hidden in The Magic Flute. Look for more […]

11 May 2011 0 Comments

The Music of MOZART’S LAST ARIA: Ach, ich liebte

At a concert in my new thriller MOZART’S LAST ARIA, Wolfgang’s widow Constanze sings: “Ach, ich liebte” (“Ah, I was in love”), this aria from the opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio). Wolfgang wrote it for a character he called “Konstanze” at the time he was courting his wife. To […]

8 May 2011 0 Comments

The Music of MOZART’S LAST ARIA: Piano sonata in A minor

In the first chapter of MOZART’S LAST ARIA, my new historical thriller, Nannerl Mozart plays the disturbing, frenetic opening movement of the sonata for piano in A minor, which her brother Wolfgang wrote just after his mother’s death. I used this piece as the framework for my novel. I built the opening of the book, […]

6 May 2011 0 Comments

Nannerl Mozart’s Promise: Matt reads from MOZART’S LAST ARIA

Wolfgang’s sister is sure her brother was murdered. She prays in the chapel where his funeral service was held, pledging to uncover the identity of his killer. The fifth reading from my new historical thriller MOZART’S LAST ARIA. Watch other videos about the book here.

2 May 2011 0 Comments

Wolfgang’s Mysterious Letter

Continuing my series of readings to mark the publication of my new historical thriller MOZART’S LAST ARIA, the great composer’s wife Constanze shows a mysterious letter to his sister Nannerl. It was left unfinished when Wolfgang died. Watch more videos about the book here.

30 December 2010 2 Comments

Into costume: My book promo Pt. 1

My new book MOZART’S LAST ARIA will be out in the UK in May. Naturally this means a revamp for my website (coming soon) and a new promo video (coming about the same time) to be posted to Youtube. You know, all the stuff writers actually get into the business of writing in order to […]