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MOZART

Born with absolute pitch, infallible rhythm, and a natural comprehension of harmony, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had come into this world with a complete gift. This is how, at the age of four, the child began to play the clavier, and at five, picked up a violin and, reading at sight, staggered through six trios with his father and a friend. The child read and wrote musical notes before he could do as much with letters. Compositions dating from his sixth year are recognizable from the opening bars as the music of Mozart, and nobody else. Graceful and sure, spirited, precise, and brave, they are the work of a unique stylist and a great soul.