Saving Mozart

Saving Mozart

Format
Ebook
Price
$9.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781609451585
  • 120 Pages
  • Europa Editions
  • Adult

Overview

Raphaël Jerusalmy’s debut novel takes the form of the journal of Otto J. Steiner, a former music critic of Jewish descent suffering from tuberculosis in a Salzburg sanatorium in 1939. Drained by his illness and isolated in the gloomy sanatorium, Steiner finds solace only in music. He is horrified to learn that the Nazis’ are transforming a Mozart festival into a fascist event. Steiner feels helpless at first, but an invitation from a friend presents him with an opportunity to fight back. Under the guise of organizing a concert for Nazi officials, Steiner formulates a plan to save Mozart that could dramatically change the course of the war.

Praise

“With its sober, sarcastic tone and feverish rhythm, this concerto of a single voice is undeniably a success.”
L’Express

“If we can imagine a part of the contents [of the intimate journal kept by Steiner], in direct relation to the somber reality of the period, it does not reserve fewer considerable surprises that situate it well beyond a simple chronicle of the time.”
L’Humanité
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