Austrian-German genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) will likely be eternally admired for the inimitable pristine clarity and divinely harmonious melodies of his music - plus the sheer volume of his work.
A devout Catholic from Salzburg, Mozart himself said he knew that his talent was "heaven-like" - even if the rest of world didn't realize that until after his death. His airy, angelic and almost child-like sounds often reflect such simplicity that every child taking piano lessons will have a go at playing these seemingly easy melodies – while typically failing during the attempt.
Last November, the archives of the Czech Museum of Music threw up a rare treat when researchers stumbled across a lost piece of music co-written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the man often presented as his arch-rival, Antonio Salieri. This week the piece was performed for the first time in some 200 years, shedding new light on the men's music and relationship.