In the depth of winter, one of the most brilliant composers of all time came into the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. Perhaps the most famous example of a musical prodigy, he toured Europe performing as a child pianist, along with his sister Maria Anna Mozart, and in his all-too-short life produced a large number of timeless works in many genres: symphonies, operas, string quartets, concertos, sonatas, and more! His music is almost instantly recognizable. It is elegantly crafted and poised, with a special grace and sparkle and also a rich depth of feeling and expression.

Tune in on Friday, January 27, as we celebrate Mozart’s birthday by featuring his music on WHRO 90.3 FM, WHRJ, and WHRF. 

You can also listen online or through our app.