If you will consider the possibility that much of what you have been told about Wolfgang Mozart is false — either mistaken or deliberate disinformation — you might gain a better understanding of who he was and what his life was really like.
If you were to begin with that premise, you might want to research an odd common denominator in his life — that he was not allowed to, or able to, live alone. You will see that virtually everywhere he went, up until the last months of his life when he and Constanze were separated for health reasons, he was almost always surrounded by people in his daily life.
If you look a little deeper into his family life you will find that his marriage to Constanze caused a great deal of conflict with his father Leopold and sister, Nannerl. Why would this be? you might ask. Was Constanze simply not good enough? Or could there have been another and more sinister reason? In fact, you will find that Constanze is buried at one end of Salzburg and Leopold and Nannerl at another. That might give you a hint.
Leopold made repeated claims that Wolf was unable to take care of himself, and that he was ‘not good with money.’ This is, imo, a significant clue to what was really going on. Translation: Leopold did everything possible to make sure Wolf could not make a living comfortably on his own. In fact, it seems he did everything possible, short of an actual tether, to manipulate Wolf. He had no compunction about complaining that, of course, Wolf and Constanze had to move again, because they didn’t have any money. Leopold had no problem, in fact, virtually slandering Wolf and his inability to earn a living as Leopold thought he should.
And herein lies the key: Wolf had a controller. And when Wolf married Constanze she became the controller, leaving Leopold and Nannerl in the lurch. Wolf was even virtually disinherited by Leopold, and I think this might have been why.
The grisly truth about Wolf’s life was that beneath that splendid and brilliant, cheerful and sarcastic exterior was an exploited child tethered to someone with ill intent, trying to manipulate him and his gifts against God’s will for him. In fact, if you look at the Requium in that light, you may gain a new perspective…
M4B*=Mozart For Believers