Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time

The Fictional Royal Audience
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Ever fascinated with the idea of Mozart the child prodigy, and ever trying to capture the charm and spectacle associated with the idea of the boy genius, artists have produced numerous depictions of Mozart being presented to Empress Maria Theresa.

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The Young Mozart Being Presented to the Empress Maria Theresa. Painting by Eduard Ender, 1869. Original 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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