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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - THE LIFE

1762

First journey of Leopold Mozart with his two "child prodigies" for the concert before the Bavarian Elector Maximilian II, held in Munich. In autumn their first journey to Vienna, where Wolfgang gives a concert in the presence of the Empress Maria Theresa.

1763

Leopold, Wolfgang's father, begins a long tour of Western Europe with both his children. During their concerts, Nannerl and Wolfgang are acclaimed as musical geniuses, even at the French, English and Dutch courts.

1764

Two Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin (KV 6 e 7), the first works attributed to Mozart, are published in Paris.

1765/1766

Whilst in London, Mozart meets Johann Christian Bach. During his stay in the English capital, Wolfgang writes his first three Symphonies. In July 1765 the Mozarts leave London, travel through France, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland, and arrive in Salzburg in November 1766.

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Leopold Mozart with his "child prodigies". Drawing by Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle (Musée Carnavalet, Paris)