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January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756)

It was on this date, January 27, 1756, that Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg. His father, the Catholic musician Leopold Mozart, was a court favorite and professional violinist in Salzburg. His patron encouraged the careers of Leopold’s precocious children, and Wolfgang and his sister “Nannerl” (Maria Anna) both became accomplished pianists before age ten. Wolfgang began composing at age five, played for royalty at age six during a European concert tour, and composed his first opera by age twelve…

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Originally published January 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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June 8: Robert Schumann

Although religious compositions made up a significant part of Schumann's works, he was a Pantheist like his countryman, Goethe.



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