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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
Top: Joseph Boulogne, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Thomas Linley, Jr. Joseph Myslivecek. Below: Joseph Martin Kraus, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Pedro Ximénez Abril Tirado, Samuel Wesley.
There may have been only one Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but that didn’t stop people from calling other composers the “Swedish Mozart, or the “French Mozart.”Not to mention the “South American Mozart,” the “Black Mozart,” and two composers who vied for the title of the “English Mozart.”And then there’s the sad case of the real Mozart’s son, whose mother pushed him—unsuccessfully—to become “The Second Mozart.”In this hour, nine composers—each touted as the Mozart of their day—and each with a fascinating story.
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