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Having toured as a child prodigy for ten years and come into contact with all manner of musical styles and practices, including a meeting with J C Bach in London, Mozart began his adult musical career in Salzburg in 1773 in the employ of the Archbishop.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. His father, Leopold Mozart, a noted composer, instructor, and the author of famous writings on violin playing, was then in the service of the archbishop of Salzburg. Leopold and Anna Maria, his wife, stressed the importance of music to their children. Together with his sister, Nannerl, Wolfgang received such intensive musical training that by the age of six he was a budding composer and an accomplished keyboard performer. In 1762 Leopold presented his son as performer at the imperial court in Vienna, Austria, and from 1763 to 1766 he escorted both children on a continuous musical tour across Europe, which included long stays in Paris, France, and London, England, as well as visits to many other cities, with appearances before the French and English royal families.

The boy’s early talent for music was remarkable. At three he was picking out chords on the harpsichord, at four playing short pieces, at five composing. There are anecdotes about his precise memory of pitch, about his scribbling a concerto at the age of five, and about his gentleness and sensitivity (he was afraid of the trumpet). Just before he was six, his father took him and Nannerl, also highly talented, to Munich to play at the Bavarian court, and a few months later they went to Vienna and were heard at the imperial court and in noble houses.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart* Mozart·, Éder Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) Vol. 4 - K. 136 • K. 137 • K. 138 • K. 465Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart* Mozart·, Éder Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) Vol. 4 - K. 136 • K. 137 • K. 138 • K. 465Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart* Mozart·, Éder Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) Vol. 4 - K. 136 • K. 137 • K. 138 • K. 465Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart* Mozart·, Éder Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) Vol. 4 - K. 136 • K. 137 • K. 138 • K. 465

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