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The World's Greatest Music
Katherine opens the section of her collection containing a sampling of the vast output of probably the greatest two composers ever.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the composer of more than 600 works, many of them still unsurpassed in their brilliance. 'What seems extraordinary to me about Mozart was the fact that his personal situation, his poor health and money problems very rarely seemed to affect his incredible output,' says Katherine. The title for this sweet serenade for string quartet with an added double-bass, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, was jotted down next to its entry in Mozart's composition log. He never published it in his lifetime - it was left up to his widow, Constanze, to sell it to a publisher in 1799, presumably to raise much needed cash. It was only heard in public some forty years after it was written.
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