Friday, February 22, 2008

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756-1791). Austrian composer of Genius, taught music by his father Leopold from the age of five, and displayed in the courts of Europe playing the harpsichord blindfold and performing other tricks. He composed string quartets, symphonies, piano sonatas, a concerto for the glass organ and several operas including Don Giovanni and the Magic Flute. His sister Nannerl received identical training and was not a musical genius.

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