Mozart, Maria Anna (Walburga Ignatia)

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Mozart, Maria Anna (Walburga Ignatia)

Mozart, Maria Anna (Walburga Ignatia), Austrian pianist and teacher, daughter of (Johann Georg) Leopold Mozart and sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, nicknamed “Nannerl”; b. Salzburg, July 30,1751; d. there, Oct. 29,1829. She was taught music by her father from her earliest childhood, and appeared in public as a pianist with her brother. After their travels together in Europe, she returned to Salzburg and eventually devoted herself mainly to teaching. In 1784 she married Baron von Berchthold zu Sonnenburg, who died in 1801. She went blind in 1825. Although nearly 5 years older than Wolfgang, she survived him by 38 years.


W. Hummel, ed., Nannerl M.s Tagebuchblätter mit Eintragungen ihres Bruders Wolfgang Amadeus(Stuttgart, 1958); E. Rieger, Nannerl M.: Leben einer Künstlerin im 18. Jahrhundert (Frankfurt am Main, 1991).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire