Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

The Cherub-Like Genius
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Mozart appears here as a cherub-like genius, enchanting monks who dare not disturb his heavenly music. In order to emphasize how small and young Mozart was, his legs have been shortened to dwarfish proportions. There are a number of fantasy portraits like this one, and, like this one, many cross the line between art and kitsch.

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The Young Mozart at the Organ of the Franciscan Church in Ybbs. Oil painting by Heinrich Lossow, 1864. [1874?] Original owned by Linz Castle.
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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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