the award-winning novel by Juliet Waldron
She bore six children while presiding over the unsteady domestic establishment of the world’s first superstar, sharing his slide into the fast and loose fringes of the Viennese musical world. Maturing from child, to wife, to hard-headed widow, Constanze paid her husband’s debts, provided for their children, and relentlessly marketed and mythologized Mozart.
Why, then, did she never mark her illustrious husband’s grave?
Derived from original sources, particularly Emily Anderson’s translation of the MOZART FAMILY LETTERS and O. E. Deutsch’s exhaustive documentary biography, MOZART’S WIFE is my search for the answer.
~ Juliet Waldron