Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

Young Mozart and his Sister
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Oil paintings, possibly by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni, early 1763, commissioned by Leopold Mozart. Mozart is six years old, his sister Nannerl twelve. Both children are in court costumes given to them in 1762 at the Imperial Court in Vienna. The painter executed these by first painting the surroundings and clothing, and only then having the children pose.

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[top] The Boy Mozart, Anon. Oil Painting, possibly by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni, 1763. [bottom] Maria Anna (Nannerl) Mozart as a Child. Oil Painting, possibly by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni, 1763. Portraits owned by the Mozarteum, Salzburg.
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Introduction
From Sketch to Completed Work
From Print to CD
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
Credits
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