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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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.

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