- BiographyM G da Mota, which is the name that the author uses for fiction, is a variation of her real name: Margarida Mota-Bull. This nom de plume is a kind of modest tribute to her parents, as in Portugal (her native country) children are given both their parents’ surnames. So the G stands for her mother’s surname and da Mota is her father’s. M G da Mota’s novels are not only entertaining when one needs to relax and escape from one’s daily worries, but are also informative: If you like to learn about opera and classical music, past and present, in an enjoyable, original way; then M G da Mota’s work is definitely for you. She has a deep affection for opera because the human voice is a beautiful instrument and opera singers take it to another level. M G da Mota likes all voice types but her favourite is the tenor’s voice, which is why she chose it as the subject of her novel Canto di Tenore. M G da Mota has dual nationality: British and Portuguese. She gained a Masters Degree in Modern Languages and Literature in her native country of Portugal and is fluent in four languages.…
- Music Reviews / Artists’ InterviewsMargarida Mota Bull writes regular reviews of classical music CDs, DVDs, books and live concerts for an international, distinguished classical music magazine on the web: MusicWeb International. She also conducts interviews with notable people in the world of classical music and opera, such as Americans Joyce DiDonato and Lawrence Brownlee.
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The CD from the label PREISER with arias and songs performed by Alfredo Kraus as a young man and entitled “The Young Alfredo Kraus” is a real treat and a feast for opera lovers, admirers of the great tenor or any other who likes singing …
My latest novel, The Dark Side of Dawn, received a glowing review from Robert Beattie of MusicWeb International. You can click here to read it or on one of the pictures.
So starts the 5* Review that my last published novel “The Dark Side of Dawn“ received on Amazon UK. Very satisfying to get such praise. Yeaaaaaaaaaah! It put a (big!) smile on my face. Can you tell I’m happy?
My new novel “The Dark Side of Dawn” received the first 5 Star Review on Amazon.com. Click here or on the book cover to read it or buy it. Available also on amazon.co.uk or Barnes & Noble.
My new novel “The Dark Side of Dawn” launched yesterday on all amazon websites for the Kindle. It is the story of Vera, a thirty-something year old concert pianist who was abused and beaten by her husband. After a messy divorce and court restraining orders, …
“The Dark Side of Dawn”, my latest novel, has launched today on various amazon sites and on bn.com. Click on the cover to check it out on amazon.co.uk.
My novel “Canto di Tenore” has received raving reviews from happy readers both at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Click on the links to read them all or buy the book, if you are intrigued! American Amazon and British Amazon. Enjoy!
Back in October I reviewed a CD of songs by a woman composer called Margaret Ruthven Lang and who until then was unknown to me. This amazing American lady lived to be 104. Her work was almost forgotten, partially because she destroyed many of her …
I write for many reasons, mostly because what I have inside me has to come out (in a manner of speaking) but one important factor is that writing can give one great satisfaction. Why? Because it can make readers happy and this is precisely what …