Happy birthday, Wolfgang

In celebration of the 260th birthday of Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, here is a delightful transcription for two violins, viola, and cello of the final movement of his Piano Sonata No. 11, played by the Ivy String Quartet.

9 Responses to Happy birthday, Wolfgang

  1. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. hocuspocus13 says:

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    jinxx🇺🇸xoxo

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  3. bobcabkings says:

    My local NPR station is playing a lot of Mozart today, as well as his father, Leopold, and at least one of his children. What gifts he left us!

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    • Truly one of the most astonishing musical geniuses of all time. How was it possible for a composer to be so prolific, and still so consistently excellent? It boggles the mind.

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      • bobcabkings says:

        Well, it may have helped that he started composing at age 4. one of the pieces I heard today was a concerto he wrote at age 5. Its as if some power knew his life would be short and he had to start early. He was the very definition of wunderkind.

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        • He did start early, no question about it. The problem with some of his earliest surviving compositions is that it’s almost impossible to know how much is Wolfgang’s and how much is Leopold’s. One of those things that keep musicologists and music historians busy. 🙂

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