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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000823.txt from 2000/07

From: les debusk <sflane@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mozart's wife and Carl Maria Weber
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 00:00:49 -0400

"When the Mozarts made their trip to Italy in 1769, they were first introduced
to the Webers. Franz Weber was a musician from Austria, living in Italy. He
had a wife and two children; Constanze and Aloysia. Wolfgang adored the
family, but Leopold disliked them for some reason. Wolfgang, dismissing his
father's wishes for him to avoid the Webers, consorted with the two girls
often. When he was old enough to go off on his own, the trips made to Italy
were partly due to the Weber girls.

After many visits and letters exchanged between the two parties, Wolfgang
decided to ask Aloysia Weber for her hand in marriage. Leopold Mozart was
furious, saying that the Weber girls would bring nothing but grief to his son,
grief to his whole family. Wolfgang, being a man of indisputable character,
asked Aloysia to marry him, and she agreed.

The wedding day of Aloysia and Wolfgang came along, and many people
appeared at the ceremony, including Aloysia's sister Constanze, and Leopold
Mozart (who apparently came against his wishes). The wedding looked as if it
would be perfect. That was, of course, until Aloysia rejected the issued vows.
Wolfgang was humiliated, more so because his father had been proven right
than because of his personal losses. For many years the Weber and Mozart
families did not speak."

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/6014/MozartAndTheWebers.htm

Interesting toward the subject of family ties.. I dont know if everything on
this page is correct to what really happened but it mostly goes with what
everyone is talking about.
Les.d.

Patricia Smith wrote:

> William!!! Are you trying to start something! (girlish giggle...)
> Or are you just an "innocent bystander"?
>
> Dan, thanks for the response. It made perfect sense to me; I understand
> what you are saying and will indeed allow my own internal energy to come
> through when I again perform this piece. Sometimes I am concerned that I am
> too intense at what I do. But it feels like I am doing what I am supposed
> to do.
>
> Patty Smith
>
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