Monday, June 27, 2011

Mystery Solved!

     I finally obtained information about Bimperl/Bimbes/Bimpes/Pimperl the dog. From 1773 - 1777, the Mozarts kept a female fox terrier, called these four names by different members of the family. Wolfgang and Anna Maria usually called her Bimperl, Bimpes or Bimbes, while Nannerl and Leopold called her Pimperl. These are all various forms of the same name.
     In 1777, Bimperl died and the Mozarts bought a male dog, giving him the same name.
     I found this information on the Mozart Forum.

Fox Terrier. Image from Wikipedia.

2 comments:

  1. Aw! I have the same opinion as Mozart on this subject.

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  2. You mean the name? I think Miss Bimbes sounds better than Pimperl as well.

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