Nannerl Mozart's early days seem to be the stuff of fairy tales-traveling far and wide, performing piano concerts with her younger brother, Wolfgang, before the crowned heads of Europe. But behind the glamour lurk dark difficulties--the hardship of travel, agonizing bouts of illness, and the constant concern over money. Their father, Leopold, is driven by a desire to bring his son's genius to the attention of the world. But what about Nannerl? Is she not just as talented? In a world where women's choices are limited, what hope does she have of ever realizing her own dreams? In this lovingly crafted novel, author Nancy Moser brings to life one of history's hidden heroines.
This book is well written, "Jane Austen" on the romance scale (there is a few refferences to the cultural "misstresses" but it isn't descriptive)
This is an amazing book! I would reccommend it to anyone! The way Nancy Moser mixes fact, emotion and fiction together is wonderful. You can tell she really put her heart into this book, and actually put herself in Nannerl's heart. It follows her life from her early childhood, to her death. Its a great way to read "history" without it being painfull. I don't care for the "this person did this, this and this" type of history book (althought I do read them!) This is a much better way to drink in history without a headahce! I have never heard much about "Mozart's Sister", and now I feel like I know her! Nancy had me almost crying by the end of the book. Supurb book!