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The astonishing Master Mozart comes to London Graham Griffiths Wednesday 20 May 2020

This presentation tells of the Mozart Familys residence in London (1764-5) during which time the 8-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus - already a prolific composer - amazed the guests of George III and performed musical tricks in pubs (and was even the subject of medical research).  All this is described with surprising images of 18th century Chelsea and of Mozarts earliest musical handwriting.  Furthermore, Dr Griffiths illustrates his talk at the piano with explanations and performances of over a dozen of Mozarts witty miniatures.  The equally-astonishing Polonaise Mélancolique by Mozarts own child prodigy Franz Xaver (whom he never knew) brings the presentation to an emotional conclusion.  N.B. This is the ideal introduction to the inimitable style of Griffiths presentations where the experienced concert-goer and the musical new-comer are informed and entertained in equal measure.