Renate Welsh - Constanze Mozart: An Unimportant Woman
"Instead of Mozart, the musical genius, his wife, Constanze becomes the focus of attention here. Maligned by outside observers, from Mozart's father to present-day biographers and playwrights, Constanze was thought to be ""not the right girl"" for the great man. Welsh takes a different perspective, narrating events from Constanze's point of view, from the ""inside out,"" as it were.
She shows how the protagonist comes to terms with the ""marginality"" imposed on her by those around her. The historical framework is given subjective expression as Constanze looks back on her life shortly before her death."
- Author: Renate Welsh
- Title: Constanze Mozart: An Unimportant Woman
- Binding: Trade Paperback
- Translation by: Beth Bjorklund
- Preface by: Gerhard Weiss
- Publishing House: Ariadne Press
- Pages: 134
- Date Published: 1997
- ISBN: 1572410361