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Very interesting book that suggested itself as natural sequel to "Mozart and his operas" by David Cairns. When Mozart died, his widow Constanze found herself with unfinished "Requiem" that was already commissioned and paid for, so she had to even return the money or to somehow deliver promised work, which she promptly did with a little outside help. Outpour of love, admiration and grief for sadly departed young composer somehow created this particular work his best-known creation (it was publish ...more