Was Mozart Murdered?
Was Mozart murdered? Inspired by the film Amadeus, many people have heard the rumor that the great Mozart was murdered by a jealous husband in 1791. Here are some curious facts about Mozart's final days. It is rumored that Mozart was having an affair with Magdalena Hofdemel, a beautiful young piano student.
Mozart had been invited many times to play chamber music in her home. She and her husband were family friends. Some have conjectured that Magdalena was Mozart's true love. Mozart had long before abandoned his greedy wife Constanze for the more sympathetic Magdalena.
Wolfgang And Magdalena
Wolfgang and Magdalena shared weekend retreats at a country house in the Vienna woods. The excitable husband Hofdemel caught wind of the tryst with Herr Mozart.
Hofdemel was a wine merchant and plied the avid drinker Mozart with many fine wines. He had done so over many years. These wines were filled with increasing doses of a South American poison that kills slowly. but is very hard to trace.
Mozart complained of an illness in the weeks before he died. Hofdemel stabbed Magdalena almost to death on the very day of Mozart's death. Hofdemel then committed suicide!
Some contemporary accounts say that Magdalena came home, stricken with grief over the death of the great master. Hofdemel attacked his wife in a fit of jealous rage. Knowing he was also guilty of the poisoning murder of the great Mozart, Hofdemel committed suicide. Current historians are convinced this is the true story of Mozart's death.