Happy Birthday Mozart!

Mozart rehearsing his XIIth mass / Focillon. Prints and Photographs Division.

Mozart rehearsing his XIIth mass / Focillon. Prints and Photographs Division.

From Dolly Parton to Django Reinhardt to Robert Burns, the strange bedfellows whose birthdays we have celebrated this past week demonstrate the breadth of the Music Division’s collections.  Today’s guest of honor is none other than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born on this day in 1756. The Performing Arts Encyclopedia features a number of  the maestro’s manuscripts, including the Gran Partita, K. 361, the Piano concerto in B major, K.238, the Violin concerto in A major, K. 219, the Six Minuets, K. 164 (130a), and the Sonata in G major,  K. 379.

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