Song of the day

It’s been a while since I have had any classical music in the song of the day. I want to remedy that right now.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. By the age of 5 he could repeat anything he heard played on the piano, and was even composing short pieces. His father took him around the world to show off his prodigy. Mozart later had positions in the courts of Salzburg and Vienne, writing over 600 compositions in his short life. He died a month and a half shy of his 36th birthday.

To this day Mozart is still one of the most influential composers in history and his music is staples in many orchestras’ repertoire.

There are many pieces in Mozart’s catalog that I love, and one of the best is the short Serenade No. 13 for stings in G major, K 525 (btw, in case anyone does not know, the K. number comes from a chronological list of Mozart’s work). This piece is better known as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (a little night’s music). He composed this piece while he was working on the opera Don Giovanni. It is not known for whom or why he composed this piece, but it remains as one of his best known compositions.


  1. Allegro
  2. Romanze: Andante
  3. Menuett: Allegretto
  4. Rondo: Allegro
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