Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30 Birthday: Maria A. Mozart

Maria A. Mozart, musician
July 30, 1751-October 29, 1829

For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria A. Mozart by Elizabeth Rusch, illustrated by Lou Fancher (Tricycle Press, 2011)

A musical prodigy, Maria Mozart toured Europe and played concerts for royalty just like her famous brother. Until she was told to stop. And marry. But Maria found a way to continue to play anyway.

Anna Marie Mozart: the Family's First Prodigy, an exhibit at the Smithsonian, explores Maria Mozart’s life and talents.