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Celebrating Mozart on his 250th Birthday
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On January 27, 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born is Salzburg, Austria. Within six years, he would be performing before the Austrian empress. Within thirty-five years — the span of his musical miracle of a life — he would compose a continent of music so astounding that it struck even his contemporaries as something like divine.

After Bach, before Beethoven, Mozart — the prodigy, the genius, the miracle-worker who was said to “shake music out of his sleeves” — was Europe’s exuberant musical wunderkind.

Tomorrow marks the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. Today, we celebrate and investigate his musical miracle with acclaimed pianist and Mozart scholar Robert Levin.

Guests:

Robert Levin, concert pianist, he has performed throughout Europe and the United States. As a Mozart scholar, he has completed many of Mozart’s unfinished works, including Mozart’s “Requiem.” Levin is professor of music at Harvard University.

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