Lucy Worsley: Mozart’s London Odyssey

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Published on 4th August 2017 by

Popular television historian and author Lucy Worsley traces the largely forgotten story of Mozart’s early years in London, where he arrived as an 8 year old boy in 1764. His early life was a difficult one and his time in London saw him entertain punters in a London pub and struck down with a serious illness, he was heckled on the streets and struggled with the pressure of a Royal Performance.

It would however be London which would give Mozart his eventual breakthrough and it was in the city that he transformed from a struggling performer to an exciting new composer, Mozart would go on to compose his first ever symphony in London and set off down a path which would see him become one of the most celebrated composers in global history. For more on Mozart consider watching the three part 2004 BBC docudrama The Genius of Mozart.

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