Mozart’s gender

Have been reading my old The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen book to the kids, taking the time to view the gorgeous illustrations depicting mid-18th century fashion: “Imagine Dad wearing those bows on his shoes and pantalons!” Halfway through the book it turned out that Simon had been thinking Münchhausen was a woman! “Simon!” – I said laughingly, – “That really is what men were wearing those days, believe me! Think about Mozart! He was wearing such clothes, too! And a wig!”

Simon (who plays Mozart on the piano and was just telling me last week how horrible it was that Mozart died so young) gives me a big-eyed look:

– Was Mozart a man TOO??

Steven said I should be proud of him. He doesn’t have this notion that all the famous dead composers were men.


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