For the Love of Music

The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart

By Rusch, Elizabeth

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ISBN
978-1-58246-326-1 978-1-58246-391-9
Publisher
Tricycle


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Gr 2–4—Maria Anna Walpurga Ignatia Mozart was a musical prodigy in her own right and shared considerable childhood fame with her younger brother, Wolfgang. This picture-book biography quickly sketches the siblings' close relationship and their long European concert tour and then goes on to tell in greater detail about her quiet growing-up and adult years as her brother quickly rose to prominence. Rusch organizes the account into short segments labeled with musical terms designating the units of a sonata—"The First Mov...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

There was another Mozart prodigy: "At twelve, Maria was considered one of the best pianists in Europe." Not only did she tour with her soon-to-be-renowned little brother, she was his inspiration, his playfellow, even his amanuensis—she transcribed his precocious first symphony. Echoing classic sonata form, as outlined in an introductory note, Rusch's text makes the pair's triumphant childhood tour her opening "allegro." In a slow "Second Movement," Maria stays home when Wolfgang t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

There was another Mozart prodigy: "At twelve, Maria was considered one of the best pianists in Europe." Not only did she tour with her soon-to-be-ren...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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