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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart spent his youth traveling across Europe
with his father and sister to play concerts and attract potential patrons. His performances were warmly received in many places, but they did not always yield the planned financial benefits. These frequent tours also took a toll on the young Mozart’s health.

While in LONDON, he had the special treat of meeting and befriending Johann Christian Bach. At eight years old, Mozart would sit on J.C. Bach’s lap at the organ, and the two composers would play organ together. Mozart based this concerto movement on a sonata by J.C. Bach, who was also known as the “LONDON” Bach.

Music Heard On This Episode

George Gershwin: An American in Paris
San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas, cond. — George Gershwin: The 100th Birthday Celebration (RCA, 1998)
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George Gershwin: An American in Paris
San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas, cond. — George Gershwin: The 100th Birthday Celebration (RCA, 1998)
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Johannes Brahms: F-A-E sonata: Scherzo
Renaud Capuçon, vln/Nicholas Angelich, p — Brahms Violin Sonatas (Virgin Classics, 2005)
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa L'Homme Arme: Kyrie and Gloria
Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di San Petronio di Bologna/Sergio Vartolo, cond. — Palestrina: Masses and Motets, Vol. 2 (Naxos, 1997)
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George Harrison: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Beatles/Eric Clapton, gt. — Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison (EMI, 2009)
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Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 1: First Movement
Takacs Quartet — Beethoven: String Quartets (Philips, 2002)
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Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire: Selections
Ens InterContemporain/Christine Schäfer/Pierre Boulez, cond. — Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire (Deutsche Grammophon, 1998)
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Hector Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique: March to the Scaffold
London Classical Players/Roger Norrington, cond. — Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (EMI, 1989)
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J. S. Bach: Selected Choral Preludes
Karl Richter — Toccata and Fugue: Bach Organ Music (Deutsche Grammophon, 1990)
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Neil Young & Graham Nash: Ohio; Our House
Crosby, Stills, and Nash (and Young) — Greatest Hits (Atlantic / Wea, 2005)
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Leonard Berstein: West Side Story: Prelude and Rumble
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein, cond. — Bernstein: Candide, West Side Story, Fancy Free (Sony, 1997)
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Conceto No. 12 in A: Allegro
Daniel Barenboim, p and cond/Berlin Philharmonic — Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11-13 (Teldec, 1998)
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Georgs Pelecis: Meeting with a Friend
Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer — Kremerland (Dg Imports, 2004)
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Under Pressure
David Bowie & Queen — Best of David Bowie (Virgin Records Us, 2002)
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