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Encyclopedia > Constanze Mozart
Constanze Mozart
Constanze Mozart

Constanze Mozart (née Constanze Weber) (Zell im Wiesenthal, Germany 17631842 Salzburg), a first cousin of the composer Carl Maria von Weber, was the wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (433x614, 39 KB) Summary Painting of Constanze Mozart by Joseph Lange, 1782 Licensing This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (433x614, 39 KB) Summary Painting of Constanze Mozart by Joseph Lange, 1782 Licensing This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Flag of Salzburg Salzburg (population 145,000 in 2005) is a city in western Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg (population 520,000 in 2003). ... Carl Maria von Weber Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (born November 18 or November 19, 1786, in Eutin near Lübeck, Germany; died June 5, 1826, of tuberculosis, in London, England) was a German composer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Mozart and Constanze Weber met in 1777 in Mannheim. However, Mozart was at first more interested in her sister, Aloysia. When Mozart met the family again in Vienna in 1781, Aloysia had already married. Mozart lived with the Weber family for a time, though he left due to rumours about their relationship. 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Basic information Country: Germany Federal state: Land Baden-Württemberg Regions: Rhein-Neckar District: Independent municipality Population: 324,787 (Mai 2005) Additional information Area: 144. ... Vienna (German: Wien ; Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian: Beč, Czech: Vídeň, Hungarian: Bécs, Greek: Βιέννη, Romanian: Viena, Romani: Bech or Vidnya, Russian: Вена, Slovak: Viedeň, Slovenian: Dunaj) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...


Mozart and Weber married on August 4, 1782. They had six children in about 9 years:

  • Raimund Leopold Mozart (1783)
  • Karl Thomas Mozart (1784)
  • Johann Leopold Mozart (1786)
  • Theresia Mozart (1787)
  • Anna Mozart (1789)
  • Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791).

Only two of the children, Karl Thomas and Franz Xaver Wolfgang, survived past childhood. As a result of her frequent pregnancies, Constanze is said to have been weak and often confined to her bed. Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart The two sons of Wolfgang Amadeus and Constanze Mozart: Carl Thomas (r) and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (l) (painting of Hans Hansen, Vienna, 1800) Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (July 26, 1791 – July 29, 1844) was a composer and pianist, a son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and...


After Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's death in 1791, Constanze had difficulties managing to survive with her two children. Eventually she sold the remaining autographs of Mozart's work (including the incomplete Requiem) in 1800, to the publisher Johann Anton André. 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

An 1840 daguerrotype of Constanze discovered in 2006
An 1840 daguerrotype of Constanze discovered in 2006

In 1809, Constanze married Georg Nikolaus von Nissen, a Danish diplomat and writer. From 1810 - 1820 they lived in Copenhagen, and subsequently travelled through Europe, especially Germany and Italy. They settled in Salzburg in 1824. Both worked on a biography of Mozart; Constanze eventually published it in 1828, two years after her second husband's death. Image File history File linksMetadata Constanze_mozart. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Georg Nikolaus von Nissen, (sometimes Nicolaus or Nicolai; born January 22, 1761 in Haderslev/Denmark, died March 24, 1826 in Salzburg) was a diplomat and writer. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Copenhagen (IPA: , rhyming with pagan, or , with a as in spa; Danish IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark and the countrys largest city (metropolitan population 1,115,035 (2006), at present made up of 16 municipalities. ...


In 2006, the German Internet newspaper Spiegel Online announced that a daguerreotype of Constanze has been discovered in Altötting, Germany. It shows the 78 year old widow in Oktober 1840 in Altötting, visiting the family of the composer Max Keller on occasion of Mr Keller's 80th birthday. The picture is arguably one of the earliest examples of photography in Bavaria. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Photo of the cover of the first issue of Der Spiegel (1/1947) Der Spiegel (German for The Mirror) is Europes biggest and Germanys most influential weekly magazine, published in Hamburg, with a circulation of around one million per week. ... L’Atelier de lartiste. ... Altötting is a town in Bavaria, capital of the district Altötting (population 12,871 in 2004). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...


Literature

  • Heinz Gärtner: Constanze Mozart: after the Requiem. Portland: Amadeus Press (1991) ISBN 093134039X
  • Francis Carr: Mozart & Constanze. London: Murray. (1983) ISBN 0719540917

External links

  • Link to a German language website Website about Constanze Mozart
  • Link to a German language website Daguerretype on Spiegel Online

  Results from FactBites:
 
Dear Constanze | | Guardian Unlimited Arts (1507 words)
Constanze's only redeeming feature seems to be a basic loyalty to her husband, manifested in a readiness to sleep with his rival Salieri in order to advance Mozart's career.
In addition to Constanze, for whom Mozart would write the sublime but challenging solos in his Mass in C minor, Fridolin's eldest daughter, Josefa, was to be Mozart's first Queen of the Night, and his second, Aloysia, became the Renée Fleming of her day, enjoying great public acclaim for her singing.
Mozart on his travels was aware of her activities on his behalf, and his letters home suggest immense gratitude and relief, in addition to his habitual longing for her.
Mozart Paintings, Pictures, Portrait (269 words)
Mozart's father Leopold, he was born in 1719 and died in 1787 at the age of 67 when Mozart was 31, four years before Mozart's death.
Constanze (Mozart's wife) said that this painting was the one that looked the closest to Mozart in likeness.
Mozart's mother is in the painting on the wall.
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