Was Mozart’s sister actually the most talented musician in the family?
Get ready to celebrate Nannerl, the forgotten musically gifted sibling in the Mozart household…
In the 18th century, Mozart toured Europe, wowing audiences across the continent and impressing critics.
But we’re not talking about Wolfgang…
Wolfgang’s older sister Maria Anna Mozart (nicknamed ‘Nannerl’) went on tour with her brother and father and, playwright Sylvia Milo argues, she was actually the more talented sibling.
Milo’s play The Other Mozart, subtitled The forgotten genius of Mozart’s sister, had rave reviews when it opened in 2015. Speaking to The Huffington Post, Milo said that she hadn’t even heard of Nannerl until she visited Mozart’s house in Vienna and saw a painting of the two siblings together:
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