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The other Mozart prodigy

Smithsonian Magazine has posted an interesting article about the other Mozart prodigy, his sister Maria Anna, who was considered to be one of Europe's finest pianists until Wolfgang arrived on the scene. “Virtuosic.” “A prodigy.” “Genius.” These words were written in the 1760s about Mozart—Maria Anna Mozart. When she toured Europe

Mozart’s piano found in Germany

A long-lost piano believed to have been played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been found in Germany. Public broadcaster SWR said the instrument was built in 1775 and acquired in the 1980s by piano manufacturer Martin Becker in the southern German city of Baden-Baden from an antiques dealer in Strasbourg,

Piano which survived Hiroshima blast to be played at peace concert

A piano which survived the Hiroshima blast in 1945 is set to take centre stage at a peace concert in New York. The instrument was in the Hiroshima home of Matsuba when United States aircraft dropped the first atomic bomb over the city on 6 August, 1945. Around 140,000 people were estimated

Two new Mozart pieces performed on the musician’s own piano

Two newly discovered pieces of music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a child have been performed in the Austrian city of his birth, Salzburg. The piano pieces had long been in the archive of the International Mozarteum Foundation but only recently were they identified as compositions by Mozart. The music was

Two long-lost works by Mozart discovered

The International Mozarteum Foundation says it has discovered two new piano pieces composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Two unknown fragments of music by Mozart are believed to have turned up in a library in Nantes in western France. If authenticated by musical scholars, at least one of the pieces may be performed

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