Mozart Mozart's early years set the tone for his whole life. He was a genius at such a young age that everyone around him was affected by it. We follow Mozart through his first few years, hear some of his early compositions, and explore the environment that allowed him to flourish. In 1770, on a visit to Italy, he wrote several symphonies. A performance of one of those, the Symphony No. 11 in D Major, comes to us from Boston, played by Europa Galante.