Saving Mozart (Paperback)

By Raphael Jerusalmy, Howard Curtis (Translator)

Europa Editions, 9781609451455, 124pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013



Raphael Jerusalmy's debut novel takes the form of the journal of Otto J. Steiner, a former music critic of Jewish descent suffering from tuberculosis in a Salzburg sanatorium in 1939. Drained by his illness and isolated in the gloomy sanatorium, Steiner finds solace only in music. He is horrified to learn that the Nazis are transforming a Mozart festival into a fascist event. Steiner feels helpless at first, but an invitation from a friend presents him with an opportunity to fight back. Under the guise of organizing a concert for Nazi officials, Steiner formulates a plan to save Mozart that could dramatically change the course of the war.

About the Author

Raphael Jerusalmy is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure and the Sorbonne, has made a career in the Israeli military intelligence before conducting humanitarian operations and education. He is now old book dealer in Tel Aviv. Saving Mozart is his first novel."