Friday, 27 January 2006

250th Anniversary of Mozart's birth

Mozart's birthday: 27 January 1756. I can't find any really good images of Mozart on the web. He doesn't seem to have inspired the top artists of his day. This is the best I found: a dingy old photograph of a portrait by Jean Baptiste Greuze, depicting the young master at the age of 10, painted in Paris in 1766. Among his many accomplishments, Mozart freed Antonio Allegri's breathtaking Miserere from the clutches of the Vatican.


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