Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

Mozart Plate
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The portrait on the plate is the famously misattributed depiction of Mozart’s childhood friend, Count Karl Firmian, as a young boy, who eternally travels the world as "Wolferl." In its function as drawing-room adornment, the portrait recedes into symbol; the innocent boyish face appeals to our nurturing instincts—the seeds of the genius we seek to possess, in their vulnerable childhood shell.

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Schumann Arzberg Mozart Plate, Limited Edition.
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From Sketch to Completed Work
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How did Mozart Compose?
The Mozart Myth: Tales of a Forgery
Mozart's Images
Mozart's Images Imagined
What the Score Doesn't Tell Us
The Piano Lesson
The Cult of Mozart
Commodification & Kitsch
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