Biography (1995)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Instrumental Music, Music History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born with an incredible gift. A musical genius, the child prodigy was composing his own music and performing it before European royalty by the time he was three years old. His maturity as a musician was in stark contrast to his immaturity as a human being. Tracing his musical career and personal exploits, this program chronicles Mozart's accomplishments and his shortcomings. Scholars discuss his unparalleled legacy, while noted musicians like Isaac Stern, Zubin Mehta, and James Galway perform some of Mozart's finest works. Re-enactments, period artwork, and personal accounts recall the man and his times, which brought him both infamy and immortality.