‘In his creative work, as in his pleasures, Mozart exceeded any limit he could set himself’
Mozart and his charming young wife Constanza are en route to Prague for the opening of Don Giovanni when the composer absent-mindedly wanders into the garden of a noble Bohemian family and finds himself the unwitting guest of honour at their daughter’s wedding. This delightfully high-spirited novella paints an unforgettable picture of Mozart’s creative genius – its playful heights and its terrible depths. Mörike’s own lyrical powers are also displayed in an extensive collection of his poetry, which includes his most popular romantic and classical folk and fairy tale poems, among them the comic idyll ‘The Auld Weathercock’.
The only dual-language version of the poetry available in paperback, this volume also includes an appendix on Mörike and Hugo Wolf, who set Mörike’s poems to music.