More Kind Words From Stephanie Cowell

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

This is a charming book! It captures somehow the spirit of how very young Mozart was, and how exciting and new were all his experiences. The book centers around a series of fictional letters from Aloysia to Mozart as they knew each other and in the end a poignant one after he died. It makes her a little nicer than we generally think of her (will she ever be forgiven by posterity for running off with Lange?) but the hand-written letters, sloping this way and that on the page, are charming and the colors of the book are marvelous. It’s a really original work of love and a lot of skill.

~Stephanie Cowell (on
author of Marrying Mozart

Book Review

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Kristin, what a lovely, tender, moving book! So real and full of life. Sherry Davis came to New York City to stay with me so we could both help out at the Mostly Mozart showing of the film In Search of Mozart and brought your book (Letters to Mozart) to show me. I am glad you showed a kinder side of Aloysia. The presentation, the writing, the slanted words of the handwritten letters…what a wonderful idea.

I was rather amazed to see the name of my novel in your book!
Thank you!

It is really…so lovely!

~Stephanie Cowell
author of Marrying Mozart

Website Review

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Dom zu Salzburg.1.jpg“I was very excited to find
Letters to Mozart.

What a witty and creative interpretation that introduces modern society to Mozart through creating social relevancy and excitement…many thanks for your efforts on behalf of Mozart…”

~Sherry Davis
Mozart enthusiast
& creator of

The Chronicles of a Modern-Day Mozartian

Book Review

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

“I just wanted to let you know that I picked up your book the other day from the office. It is so incredibly beautiful. What a work of art! Thank you so much.

I sooo love your drawings of the characters. I almost think that a live performance could never do them justice. Have you considered making an animated film out of it all? I think it would be brilliant! You could overdub the singing onto the characters…. It might REALLY bring Mozart alive for children….

Just musing. Your work is VERY inspiring.”

~Keri Rusthoi
Founder of Emerald City Opera
Executive Producer/Artistic Director

Book Review

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

“I finished reading Letters to Mozart, and I found it stunningly beautiful, charming, informative, and a thoroughly delightful introduction to Mozart and his operas. I found the interweaving of actual people in the life of Mozart with the characters in his opera libretti whimsical and fun, perhaps even more fun for those familiar with the works of the composer than to a younger audience.”

-Lea Frey
Language Coach for the San Jose Opera

Book Review

Friday, May 26th, 2006

“I read the whole thing in what I thought was 15 minutes. I loved how you developed the character of Aloysia, somehow you’ve also managed to make sense out of those crazy musical selections, make it an obvious developing line; and, of course, the artwork… so I just want to thank you for this wonderful book. Best of luck with it, and with whatever else you decide to do from there.”

-Dmitri Pogorelov