Suite101: Mozart’s Last Aria ‘exciting’

Terrific review for Mozart’s Last Aria on the Suite 101 blog. Here’s an excerpt: Author Matt Rees recreates 18th century Vienna as an exciting setting for a murder mystery…Rees crafts lovely details such as a description of a house’s paint color as a “washed-out blue, like an old woman’s irises.” His appreciation for Mozart’s work […]

Two more blogs love Mozart’s Last Aria

My new novel Mozart’s Last Aria has two great reviews on the blogs Reading Lark and Life in the Thumb. I’m delighted because these are the places readers go these days to find out what’s hot. It’s a sign of growing word-of-mouth for the novel. Reading Lark gives it an “I Love It” tag and […]

Creating a Sense of Imperial Vienna

The blog Page 69 Test asks writers to look at page 69 of their books and demonstrate if/how it’s representative of the entire work. I did this for my new novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA. Meanwhile, the book gets a fabulous review on Life is Short, Read Fast: “A powerful story with mystery, romance and amazing […]

The Other Mozart, No Longer Forgotten

On the Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy arts blog, I’ve written a piece about why artistic attention is finally being paid to Nannerl Mozart, sister of the great composer and an important musical figure who was denied “greatness” because of her sex. I’m referring to the new French movie “Mozart’s Sister,” as well as some other […]