Nannerl Mozart, No Longer Forgotten

The Other Mozart Written by Sylvia Milo Sylvia Milo as Nannerl Mozart Directed by Isaac Byrne Review of performance July 8, 2014 at HERE Arts Center in New York City The Other Mozart tells an archetypical story—of musical brilliance, ambition, dedication and talent—thwarted by oppressive and insurmountable societal factors. This vividly dramatized portrayal of Maria Anna (nicknamed Nannerl) Mozart, is a story of ambition thwarted and talent crushed.  Through Nannerl’s eyes we get a glimpse of what might have been—but wasn’t.  That Nannerl, like her younger brother Wolfgang, was a precocious talent is clear. But she faced limitations from earliest childhood, specifically because…

New Film About Mozart's Sister

I just saw the new trailer for the film, titled Mozart’s Sister, yesterday – and today NPR’s classical music blog Deceptive Cadence discussed the film and the how little is really known about the life and music of the “other” Mozart. Here’s the official trailer for the film: It has opened (in limited release), and I’m anxious to find a theater in my area that will be presenting it. Though surely flawed, as almost all films of this nature are, it will undoubtedly provide a better insight into who Nannerl was and the forces that she had to work against…