Manic, afraid, uncontainably excited. Meet Mozart the expectant father.
Wolfgang Mozart’s effervescent personality covered the gamut from gregarious to goofball. Still, there’s a character in the Mozart family correspondence who was quite possibly even sillier than Mozart was on his dottiest day.
“You know that I had never seen anyone die, although I had often wished to,” Mozart wrote to his father. “How cruel that my first experience should be the death of my mother!”