Each week Colorado pianist Katie Mahan takes us on a journey of Mozart's life in Salzburg. Katie has been following in Mozart's footsteps and takes us to places where Mozart lived, worked and played - places that helped shape him into the person and genius composer/musician that he was.
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- What was is like to walk the streets of Salzburg when Mozart was growing up there? In the old part of the city, it’s remarkably similar.
- Think you know Mozart? Take our quiz and discover more from CPR Classical and Colorado Symphony.
- Anyone with children living at home can relate to wanting more space as the family grows.
- Today you can travel from Salzburg to Vienna in under three hours. When the Mozart family undertook that trip, it took three weeks!
- In this week’s episode of Mozart Snapshots, pianist Katie Mahan takes us to an off the beaten path hidden gem in Salzburg, the beautiful rococo villa “Robininghof”.
- Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” is full of drama, ambiguity, comedy, tragedy and even supernatural elements.
- Mozart might not have ever written Italian opera had it not been for a little known Count, whose house was used two centuries later as the backdrop for 'The Sound of Music.'
- Mozart’s sense of humor was off-color — adolescent and inappropriate by today’s standards.
- Mozart had a number of pets over the course of his short life, but one stands out above all the others: his pet starling.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a petite 5′ 4″, but his shadow looms large over his city of birth, Salzburg, Austria.
- Fans of the movie “The Sound of Music” know the gardens of Salzburg’s Schloss Mirabell (Mirabell Palace) well.
- Mozart didn’t have an ordinary childhood. He never went to school. And he didn’t live at home very much.
- Mozart loved to dress well and spent large sums of money on extravagant clothes and the latest fashions. His sense of style was just another extension of his creativity.
- Mozart grew up in Salzburg, but over a third of his adolescence was spent traveling Europe showing off his extraordinary keyboard skills and learning from other composers and musicians.
- Wolfgang Mozart’s father, Leopold, often gets a bad rap in history as a domineering, fame-obsessed father who exploited his children’s talents.
- An exclusive new series from Denver native, pianist Katie Mahan, that follows Mozart's footsteps through the city of his birth. Katie takes us to places where no tourists are allowed.