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For the Love of Music

By: by Elizabeth Rusch
paintings by: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Formats: Hardcover
Imprint: Tricycle Press
ISBN: 9781582463261
2011-02-08 - $16.99

By the time she was 12, she was considered one of the finest pianists in Europe, but today few people know her name. Maria Mozart, like her famous brother Wolfgang, was a musical prodigy. The talented siblings toured Europe, playing before kings and empresses, were showered with gifts and favors, and lived in a whirlwind life of music and travel. They were best friends, collaborators, and confidantes. As they grew older, Wolfgang was encouraged to pursue his musical ambitions, while Maria was told she must stop performing and, ultimately, marry. But she was determined to continue playing the piano every day, for the love of music . . . .