Here's another book of interest.
Mozart in Vienna, 1781-1791
Author: Volkmar Braunbehrens
Publisher: New York : Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
Edition/Format: Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
I found a copy a while back in a used book store. It is a fascinating read because he blows several Mozart myths out of the water.
One is that he was NOT buried in a pauper's grave. He was buried in accordance with the burial standards under Emperor Joseph in which all but the landed wealthy (aristocracy) in Vienna followed.
Constanza is not the simpering twit that we have come to believe.
Though financially he had his ups and downs like practically everyone, he did not live a life of destitution. He did die in debt, but remember they didn't have life insurance back then so who didn't? (In fact, who doesn't actually have some debt when they die today). And surely he didn't expect to die at that age. How many of us have become millionaires in our 30s?
The interesting thing is, the author uses records written by Mozart and others as well as legal documents to make his case.
I'll try to give you time to digest this and the other reading material before I give anymore reading assignments