Thu 27 Jan 2011
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would have turned 255 years old today if he were alive.
It is hard to believe that during his short life he composed 626 works which form one of the pillars European cultural heritage rests upon. He became fond of Prague not only because of an unexpected response his music met with, but also thanks to the hospitality of the Dušek’s family he visited in the Villa Bertramka. Prague was the source of inspiration for the Symphony in D dur, No. 38, called “Prague”.
“My Praguers understand me” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was heard to say after Don Giovanni was premiered with a ground-breaking success in Prague Nostic Theatre on 6 September 1791 and he was right to say so.