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date: 30 Sep
The First Performance of the Magic Flute      - Vienna, September 30th 1791 -    The music critic Neville Cardus wrote that The Magic Flute is, “the only one in existence that might conceivably have been composed by God.” Beethoven considered the opera to be Mozart’s greatest work. On one level the opera, Mozart’s last completed work, is like a...
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date: 05 Dec
December 5th 1791  -  When Mozart died he had composed over 600 pieces of music. This includes 41 symphonies, 27 piano concerti, 5 violin concerti, 27 concert arias, 23 string quartets, 18 masses and 22 operas. Listening to all his music, that has been recorded, would take 8.33 days of 24 hour-a-day playing. When the authenticated works were...
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date: 13 Apr
April 13th 1742.  The Great Music Hall, Fishamble Street, Dublin.     “For the relief of the prisoners in several gaols and for the support of Mercer’s Hospital in Stephen’s Street and of the Charitable Infirmary on the Inn’s Quay, on Monday 12th April, will be performed at the Musick [sic] Hall in Fishamble Street, Mr Handel’s new grand oratorio...
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  • Music
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