Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

Anonymous Boy at the Keyboard
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The boy, wearing a Chinese coat, is touching the keyboard with one hand while thoughtfully examining the music opened on his lap. Little wonder people have attempted to claim that this is Mozart, even though there is absolutely no connection between him and the boy in this portrait.

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Oil Painting by Jean-Baptiste Perroneau, 1767. Original owned by Musée du Louvre.
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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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