Jane Glover: Mozart's Women His Family His Friends His Music



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A fascinating look at Mozart s story and how the women in his life shaped him and his music I imagine that I will revisit this book than once in my life I loved this book It ut Mozart in erspective and made me go back to his operas to listen and discover again The book is scholarly yet completely accessible A must read for all classical music lovers I loved this book It was an enjoyable easy to read biography that laced Mozart s music in the context of what was happening in his life when it was written There was a lot of information about Mozarts mother his sister and his love interests but the title is somewhat limiting in that the author also talks extensively about the relationship Mozart had with his father and about his collaborative relationships with different musicians and librettists There is a section that talks about the characters in Mozart s operas and about how his real life relationships and his rapport with different opera singers contributed to their development There is also a really interesting chapter about what happened to Mozart s widow and to his si Mozart s Women His Family His Friends His Music was written by accomplished Mozart conductor Jane Glover It was Bred by the Beastmen (Bred by the Beastmen published in 2007 and is 372ages In it Glover tells the story of the oft written about musical Fline en Lingerie prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in relation to the women in his family the women who inspired him and the women who loved him The biography is divided into four sections Mozart s Family Mozart s Other Family Mozart s Women and After Mozart The first two sectionsresent a complete biography of. Throughout his life Mozart was inspired fascinated amused aroused hurt disappointed and betrayed by women and he was eually complex to them But first and last Mozart loved and respected women His mother his sister his wife her sisters and his female Surface patrons friends lovers and fellow artists all figurerominently in his life And his experience observation and understanding of women reappear spectacularly in the characters he created As one of our finest interpreters of Mozart's work Jane Glover is Orange 5 (オレンジ, perfectlylaced to bring these remarkable women both real and dramatized vividly to life We meet Mozart's mother Maria Anna and his beloved and devoted sister Nannerl erhaps as talented as her brilliant brother but owing to her sex destined to languish at home while Wolfgang and their fath.

His life beginning with an account of the travels of the child rodigy Mozart his sister almost his eual in talent and his The Scot parents His father Leopold isainted as a domineering motivated and dour man but what is most interesting in the early section of the biography is Glover s assertion that Mozart s sister Nannerl might have rivaled her brother in talent if she had been given the opportunities that he had been given It appears that the siblings did have a very close and supportive relationship with one another until Mozart in his need to break from his father went out on his own The next section Mozart s Other Family deals with his relationship with the Weber family The Weber s had four immensely talented daughters and reminded him of his own family Mozart s first Weber love was the great opera singer Aloysia but some years after she rejected him he fell in love with and married her younger sister Constanze Constanze and Wolfgang s marriage would grow to one of great devotion and her love for Mozart would inspire some of his best works This section concludes with the early and untimely death of Mozart while he worked tirelessly ironically on his Reuiem Mass The third section of the biography diverges from the linear movement of the book and digresses into a fascinating detailed explanation of each of Mozart s operas and the women who inspired and erformed them The final section of the book tells about the rest of Constanze s life and the lives of her sisters and Mozart s own sister I loved this book It was an independent bookstore treasure that I stumbled upon at the Ha. Er entertained the drawing rooms of Europe We meet too Mozart's other family his in laws the Webers Constanze his wife much maligned by history and her sisters Aloysia Sophie and Josefa Aloysia and Josefa were highly talented singers for whom Mozart wrote some of his most remarkable music Aloysia was the first woman whom Mozart truly and assionately loved and her eventual rejection of him nearly broke his heart Constanze though a less gifted singer roved a steadfast and loving wife and after Mozart's death his extremely efficient widow consolidating his reputation and ensuring that his most enduring legacy his music never be forgottenMozart's Women is their story But it is also the story of the women in his operas all of whom were like his sister his mother his wife and his entire

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Rd Bean in Annapolis I was drawn to it by the title and by my own interest in the composer My father s love of classical music and specifically Mozart seeped into my subconscious as I grew and asserted itself several years ago I remember falling in love with Mozart s music when I saw the movie Amadeus over a decade ago The balance of music and story in the movie was captivating and inspiring and might be what started my true love of historical fictionThough Glover is rofoundly learned the text of the book is readable and straightforward Her love for the composer is transmitted in a clean warmness of style Though her affinity for Mozart is clear she does not Second Chance Pass (Virgin River, put him on aedestal but creates a very human Fates Monolith (MacLomain, portrayal of a great master I had some difficulty with the third section that broke down his operas in such detail I would havereferred it to be woven through the linear biography for balance but that certainly did not take away from my enjoyment of the text I highly recommend this book Mozart s Women is one of the best biographies I ve read Prior to this the only Mozart biography I d read was Mozart A Life in Letters This At the Wolfs Table primary source bio filled as it is with letters by Leopold and Wolfgang is a great resource but it focusesrimarily on the men While Jane Glover s bio includes the most important male relationships in Mozart s life its focus is on the women articularly Nannerl and Constanze the two women who knew him best one in his early years one in his final onesThe book is divided into four sections Mozart s Family Mozart s Other Family Mozart s Women After Mozar. Emale acuaintance restrained by the conventions and strictures of eighteenth century society Yet through his glorious writing he identified and released the emotions of his characters Constanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Ilia and Elettra in Idomeneo; Susanna and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro; Donnas Anna and Elvira in Don Giovanni; Fiordiligi Dorabella and Despina in Così fan tutte; Pamina and the ueen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte are all examined and celebrated They hold up the mirror to their audiences and offer inestimable insight together constituting yet further roof of Mozart's true genius and henomenal understanding of human nature Rich evocative and compellingly readable Mozart's Women illuminates the music and the man but above all the women who inspired

Jane Glover has been Music Director of the Glyndebourne Touring Opera Artistic Director of The London Mozart Players and has conducted all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain