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Mozart Minute: The Tough Sell

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to The Mozart Minute podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
November 21, 2014

Trying to justify to his father his decision to stay in Vienna as a freelancer rather than return home to Salzburg, Mozart walked a tightrope between satisfying his father’s emotional needs and claiming his right to live his own life.

Mozart Minute: Mozart After the Fall

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11:40AM
November 14, 2014

Mozart’s conversation with the man who dismissed him from his court job with a kick in the backside turns into a sparring match – or would have, had either man had anything to swing at the other but schoolboy taunts.

Mozart Minute: The Whistler

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11:40AM
October 31, 2014

Wolfgang Mozart’s effervescent personality covered the gamut from gregarious to goofball. Still, there’s a character in the Mozart family correspondence who was quite possibly even sillier than Mozart was on his dottiest day.

Mozart Minute: The Archbishop

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11:40AM
October 17, 2014

Mozart didn’t like his boss. The feelings were mutual. So Mozart quit.

Mozart Minute: Mozart’s Teeth

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11:40AM
October 10, 2014

Despite years of pain, the affable Mozart made even his dental issues a laughing matter – and material for music.

Mozart Minute: Mozart’s “Little Cousin”

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8:00AM
October 7, 2014

The goofiness and naughtiness of Mozart’s letters with his cousin, Maria Anna Thekla Mozart, knock our marble-bust image of Mozart right off its pedestal.

Mozart Minute: Mozart in the City of Darkness

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8:35AM
September 15, 2014

“You know that I had never seen anyone die, although I had often wished to,” Mozart wrote to his father. “How cruel that my first experience should be the death of my mother!”

Mozart Minute: No Really, Dad, I’m Surrounded by Mere Brute Beasts

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11:40AM
September 5, 2014

Mozart’s Parisian saga continues with complaints about rude hosts, dirty pool from a concert impresario – even unacceptably muddy streets.

Mozart Minute: When in Paris, Do As the Parisians Do

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11:41AM
August 29, 2014

Wolfgang to Leopold: I still don’t like Paris. Leopold to Wolfgang: Deal with it.

Mozart Minute: Mozart Says Parisians Have No Taste

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11:40AM
August 22, 2014

During his job hunting trip to Paris, Mozart cozied up to all the right people in the French capital, networked something fierce and, as he did everywhere, handily made a bunch of friends. But, alas – No. Such. Luck.