Mozart's 250th Birthday archive
Read The Mozarteum Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony
January 27, 2006 – On the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, Fred Child wraps up a week of festivities in Salzburg.
Listen Conductor Roger Norrington on Mozart
January 26, 2006 – Conductor Roger Norrington joins NPR's Fred Child in Salzburg for Mozart's birthday celebration.
Listen Mitsuko Uchida on Mozart's G Minor Piano Quartet
January 25, 2006 – Pianist Mitsuko Uchida and the Hagen Quartet perform Mozart in Salzburg.
Listen Mitsuko Uchida on Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 18
January 24, 2006 – The Mozart celebration in Salzburg continues with pianist Mitsuko Uchida.
Read The Juilliard Quartet and Shai Wosner play Mozart
January 23, 2006 – NPR's Fred Child hosts Performance Today from Salzburg to celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday.
Listen Mozart's Job Hunting Dilemma
January 20, 2006 – Despite being one of the most successful composers of all time, Mozart could rarely find a job.
Listen Leopold Mozart, Father of a Prodigy
January 13, 2006 – Mozart's relationship with his father was one of love and mutual respect, but not subserviance
Listen The Women in Mozart's Life
January 6, 2006 – Conductor and author Jane Glover offers a glimpse at the lives of Mozart's mother, sister and wife.
Listen Mozart in Prague: 'Frederick's Birthday,' 'Prague' Symphony
December 30, 2005 – The song "Little Frederick's Birthday" and the "Prague" Symphony are Mozart highlights.
Listen Mozart in Prague: 'Don Giovanni,' 'Marriage of Figaro'
December 30, 2005 – Mozart came to love the Czech city, where his musical appeal endured throughout his brief life.
Listen Mozart's Salzburg Church Music
December 23, 2005 – He hated having to produce for the church in Salzburg, and it showed. But not in these pieces.
Listen The Mischievous Mozart
December 16, 2005 – From bowling to musical dice, party games to slapstick opera: a look at Mozart's lighter side.
Listen Comparing Notes: Mozart and Haydn
December 9, 2005 – Can you tell if a piece is by Mozart or Haydn? Take a quiz, and hear a Rob Kapilow commentary.
Listen The Horn Music of Mozart
November 25, 2005 – The music Mozart wrote for Joseph Leutgeb is still some of the finest music ever written for horn.