Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Wolfie

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who needs no introduction, was born on this day 250 years ago, January 27, 1756, in an apartment in Salzburg, Austria.  He died thirty-five years later in Vienna.

Mozart first composed at the age of five; his last work, the Requiem, was not completed in his lifetime.  For a complete biography, go here.

Upon his birthday celebration (2006), NPR broadcasted a day-long program from Salzburg, featuring live performances of Mozart’s works.

Happy listening.

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