The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
It is difficult to overestimate the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in world music history. He was born a true prodigy. From the age of three, little Mozart was already playing the piano. He wrote his first compositions at the age of 6. During his short life, he composed more than 600 pieces of music in various genres. Nowadays, his melodies can be heard everywhere – on the phone, in films and, of course, in concert halls.
The fate of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s youngest son Franz Xaver is inextricably linked to Ukraine. For a long time he lived in Lviv. It was here that he composed all his works. In Lviv, Mozart the Younger founded the first secular choir, which later became the home of the St Cecilia Music Society and the Singing Institute, which became the first city music school. In 1826, the talented Franz Xaver performed one of his father’s most famous unfinished works, the Requiem, at a concert in St George’s Cathedral. Mozart the Younger often toured the Ukrainian lands with concerts, and the halls were always packed during his performances.