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Ugh. The sexism in this book is sickening. Einstein was happy to assume only the best of Mozart and dismiss rumors of his infidelities (as well he should, since there is no hard evidence that Mozart was ever unfaithful to his wife). Yet, as many Mozart biographers have, he sniffed out every little ambiguous passage in the couple's letters to try and twist things so Constanze comes out seeming frivolous, flirty and untrustworthy, although all existing evidence, when taken at face value, actually shows quite the contrary. There is some evidence that Mozart did not always trust his wife, but no evidence that she deserved this distrust. Like his father before him, and like most men of his time (and too many men today), Mozart held women to a sometimes impossibly high moral standard, and was not impervious to misplaced jealousy. And sometimes, she got angry about it, as well she should.
I suppose being written in the early '60s, this is all rather to be expected. I'd recommend Mozart's Women by Jane Glover, for a more measured and accurate exploration of Mozart, his wife, and the other figures nearest and dearest to him.
 

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