MARIA ANNA

Mozart´s sister

MARIA ANNA

Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart (30 July 1751 – 29 October 1829), called Marianne and nicknamed "Nannerl", was a musician, the older sister of Wolfang Amadeus Mozart and daughter of Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart.

BIOGRAPHY

When she was seven years old, her father Leopold Mozart started teaching her to play

the harpsichord.

She traveled with her father and brother, but Wolfgang went on during the 1770s to many artistic triumphs while traveling in Italy and Marianne had to stay home in Salzburg with her mother.

She fell in love with Franz d'Ippold, who was a captain and private tutor, but was forced by her father to turn down his marriage proposal.

She has five children:

FAMILY: HER PARENTS AND BROTHER

MARIA ANNA AND MOZART

RELATIONSHIP WITH WOLFANG

When Mozart was a child, Nannerl was his idol. Mozart was inspired to study music by observing his father's instruction of Marianne; he wanted to be like her. The two children were very close, and they invented a secret language and an imaginary "Kingdom of Back" of which they were king and queen. The relation with his brother was very loving.

Some years later Mozart's visit to Salzburg in 1783 (with his new wife Constanze), Wolfgang and Marianne never visited each other again and they never saw each other's children.

Wolfgang died 5 December 1791. Sometime around 1800, Marianne encountered Franz Xaver Niemetschek's 1798 Mozart biography.