Vienna Nocturne {Free} Author Vivien Shotwell

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E her only light is Mozart his energy his determination in her and his art She in turn becomes his hope and inspiration and his joy as he writes for her some of his most exuisite and enduring arias music that will live on as his masterworks Rich in historical detail and beautifully wrought by Vivien Shotwell an author who is herself an opera singer Vienna Nocturne is a dramatic tour de force of a woman’s struggle to find love and fame in an eighteenth century world that controls and limits her at every turn. I really enjoyed this book about Anna Storace and her relationship with Mozart Shotwell does a wonderful job of bringing Anna to life and I enjoyed reading about her life I also liked how Shotwell portrayed Mozart as a real man with worries and desires and of course an incredible musical talentMusic is an important part of the story and the author shows her true passion for opera and music throughout the book I am not a big opera fan but after reading all of the wonderful descriptions of the different operas Anna was involved in it made me want to see

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Vienna Nocturne

In late eighteenth century London a young girl takes her first singing lessons with a mysterious castrato in exile Her life is forever changed Having learned everything he can teach her Anna leaves behind all the security and familiarity of home and journeys to Naples and Venice to struggle and triumph in Italy’s greatest opera houses Only sixteen she finds herself in an intoxicating world of theaters nobility and vice overwhelmed by her newfound freedom and fame Her first bitter experience of love and hear. Smitten from the first chapters I consumed VIENNA NOCTURNE over three consecutive nights in great greedy gulps Anna Storace is a charming beguiling and flawed protagonist Her part in every scene commands the attention the woman herself must have earned on the great stages of Venice Vienna and London Even in her darkest times Anna is a light because of the vibrant intensity of her spirit talent and passionIn addition to a highly readable story the writing itself is worthy of note especially descriptions of music The fact that each chapter is titled i

Vivien Shotwell ì 9 Summary

Tbreak inevitably follow Within a few years Anna is invited to sing in Vienna the City of Music by the emperor himself There in a teasing game of theft and play Anna first meets Mozart a young virtuoso pianist and striving prodigiously talented composer They are matched in intellect and talent and an immediate and undeniable charge forms between the two despite both being married to others As her star rises in Vienna and her personal life deteriorates Anna experiences an ultimate crisis During this trying tim. Anna Selina Storace 1765 1817 was an English operatic soprano In this book her story begins in 1776 at the age of 11 She plays harp and guitar and sings At 13 she sings at the Royal Opera House in London At 15 she travels to Naples with her family to further her career To their surprise they uickly learn that Italians do not want to listen to someone who is English and probably can t sing With someone s help a position offer comes for her to sing at the Pergola theater in Florence Then a letter of invitation arrives from La Scala to sing leading l


10 thoughts on “Vienna Nocturne

  1. says:

    Smitten from the first chapters I consumed VIENNA NOCTURNE over three consecutive nights in great greedy gulps Anna Storace is a charming beguiling and flawed protagonist Her part in every scene commands the attent

  2. says:

    Am allowed to say this was delightful? I ask because I went to school with the author who is also an opera singer and have indelible memories of sitting down to lunch with her only to have her scribble a note saying she couldn't speak because she was saving her voice for a concert and upon attending one of these concerts being flab

  3. says:

    Since I have a background in opera this book was a natural for me Whether or not Anna Storace’s relationship with Mozart progressed to an affair or remained merely friendship is a matter for speculation as are some of the other personal details in the novel However what seemed utterly authentic was the vivid way the aut

  4. says:

    I started reading Vienna Nocturne in January when I received it as an ARC in the hopes that when I finished I would write a review Well here it is six months later because I just now finished I wanted to like Vie

  5. says:

    A classic adage for writers is to “write what you know” And while some writers find hands on experience leads to detai

  6. says:

    Anna Selina Storace 1765 1817 was an English operatic soprano In this book her story begins in 1776 at the age of 11 She plays harp and guitar and sings At 13 she sings at the Royal Opera House in London At 15 she travels to Naples with her family to further her career To their surprise they uickly learn that Italians do not want to listen to someone who is English and probably can’t sing With someone’s help a position offer comes for

  7. says:

    This novel begins in 1776 when eleven year old Anna Storace is taken for her first singing lesson with famous Castrato Venanzio Rauzzini Anna

  8. says:

    I truly enjoyed this fictionalized story of the life of the Opera singer Anna Storace This author exhibits a true talent for historical fiction with an ability to stick closely to facts that are known about Storace and about Wolfgang Amadeas Mozart even while making the characters come alive and without the stilted “reporting” sense that historical fiction sometimes includes The author blends what is known fact with imagined dialog and

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this book about Anna Storace and her relationship with Mozart Shotwell does a wonderful job of bringing Anna to life and I enjoyed reading about her life I also liked how Shotwell portrayed Mozart as a real man with

  10. says:

    A very good first novel a bit tedious and scattered at times but entertaining Also well edited and proofread apparently since the o

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