Wonderful news! I'm very happy to announce that the forum I created last year for the study and advocacy of Constanze Mozart in honor of...Sunday, February 10, 2013
Constanze Mozart Forum Recognized in Badische ZeitungWonderful news! I'm very happy to announce that the forum I created last year for the study and advocacy of Constanze Mozart in honor of her 250th birthday anniversary received recognition in the Badische Zeitung, a newspaper based in Constanze's native region of Freiburg, Germany (Zell im Wiesental). The article from January 5, 2013, "Forum trägt Constanzes Namen in die Welt" ("Forum Carries Constanze’s Name in the World"), was written by Heidi Knoblich, author of Constanze Mozart geboren Weber, who organized the official celebrations in Zell. We were introduced through Agnes Selby on my forum. This mention is indeed a great honor for me, a hopeful reward, that Constanze's story will now be discovered by new and appreciative audiences.
2012 was a wonderful year for Constanze as I mentioned in A Year of Recognition and Celebratory Regard for Constanze Mozart and I'm truly grateful to have connected with Heidi Knoblich and Madge Weber-Fitzgerald through Agnes Selby, who's book, Constanze, Mozart's Beloved, inspired the forum. To be mentioned in the same article as these women is an honor beyond expression. In addition to sending the article, Agnes also provided me with a summary (not verbatim) in English translation from her husband Theo. It reads as follows:
The celebrations of Constanze's 250th birthday were a great success in Zell. The celebrations were followed worldwide by due to the work by Sherry Davis of the USA, entitled Constanze, Mozart's Beloved. The descendants of Constanze from Mannheim and Lorrach also took part in the celebrations but Madge Weber-Fitzgerald could not attend. She is a direct descendant of Constanze's uncle, Franz Anton von Weber and many remarks were made about the amazing similarity between Constanze's portrait and Madge's photo. The remainder of the article stresses the importance of Constanze's role in ensuring that Mozart's work remain available for posterity. -Theo Selby
I've included two additional versions of the article below featuring photos of the aforementioned women who serve as inspiring ambassadors and guardians of Constanze's legacy. A photo of Heidi Knoblich and Constanze's descendants in Zell is featured in my article reviewing the year's festivities. Please join me in celebrating this triumph in honor of the life and work of Constanze Mozart, a young widow in 1791, who from the most unlikely circumstances, provided financial security for her two sons and through 50 years of advocacy, built a legacy for her husband.