Enjoy some Mozart on this day


Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments who started playing in public at the age of 6. Along with his friend Joseph Haydn, Mozart conceived and perfected the grand forms of symphony, opera, string ensemble, and concerto that marked the classical period.

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)-I made sure this was included just for Dan Stafford.

Mozart died December 5th, 1791 in Vienna, Austria.

I like most all his music and many favorites but tops would be Requiem in D minor and Symphony No. 40 in G minor.