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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Donald Macleod explores the life and works of Mozart, arguably the most influential and enduringly popular composer of the Classical era. Donald Macleod opens Mozart's address book to discover the friends, family and fellow musicians who inspired some of his greatest music. Mozart's friends came in all guises, from fellow musicians to eminent businessmen whose emotional and financial support was crucial to his wellbeing. Mozart repaid them with some of his most sublime music. As a child prodigy, Mozart had tasted success at the court of Mannheim. He returned there with his mother at the age of 21 in search of work, but instead found love. Donald Macleod explores Mozart's unrequited passion for the soprano Aloysia Weber - though it was her sister Constanze who became his wife.

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1 hour, 3 minutes


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Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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