Transporting listeners to the salons
and concert halls of eighteenth-century Austria, Mozart’s Last Aria pulls back the curtain on a world of powerful
secrets and powerful men—from the enigmatic Freemasons to the secret police to
the Austrian Emperor himself—in a detailed story of soaring music, burning
passion, and mortal danger.
In December 1791, Madame Maria Anna
Berchtold von Sonnenburg, known to her family as Nannerl, receives a letter
from her sister-in-law Costanze with devastating news: Nannerl’s brother, Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, is dead. But Constanze’s letter carries more than just news of
the great composer’s death. Months earlier, Mozart had confided to his wife
that he believed his life was in danger, and on his deathbed announced that he
had been poisoned, though he was never able to name his murderer.
Now, as Nannerl sets off for Vienna
to pay her final respects, she finds herself entering a web of suspicion and
intrigue involving rival composers, jealous lovers, and sinister creditors, in
which even Mozart’s masonic brothers—including Prince Lichnowsky—harbor dark
secrets about their one-time friend. And as Nannerl digs deeper into the
mystery surrounding Mozart’s demise, the tempo quickens, and her brother’s black
fate threatens to engulf Nannerl as well. Download and start listening now!