Mozart struggled with relationships, revealing a strong sense of abandonment beneath the surface. Quick to judge, he possessed a sharp manner himself, but saw only the upset that others caused him. He had a long list of foes and his battles with them he describes in much detail. A difficult relationship with his controlling father Leopold was partially offset by a happy marriage to Constanze, a genuine oasis in a world he found frustrating. Mozart was a phenomenal performer as well as composer, enjoying moments of great adulation. But these never turned into financial security. For this reason, he was a reluctant piano teacher throughout his life. ‘Conversations with Mozart’ is an imagined conversation with the man behind the music who died largely unnoticed at the age of 35. But while the questions are imagined, Mozart’s words are not; they are all authentically his, taken from his many letters.
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By Chrissy on 20-05-18
This is a MUST-LISTEN! Music fans will love it!
There is merely ONE defect. The narrator should have altogether avoided stating Mozart was buried in a "Pauper's Grave" as that is something that has been so long-refuted. Mozart was buried in an unmarked "Common Grave", which, regarding one of Mozart's class, was commonplace for the day.
Otherwise, the audiobook is FANTASTIC, as is its concept! Many writers have taken liberties with the Mozart legend, often relying on fantasy rather than fact. To that end, fans will appreciate that the "interview" is based upon Mozart's own letters.
I HIGHLY recommend this audiobook! It is DEFINITELY worth purchasing!