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The World's Greatest Music
In celebration of Father's Day, we're taking a look at famous father figures in the world of classical music. While many parents were supportive teachers, not all the great composers' fathers were all that keen on their choice of profession...
Mozart's father (pictured on the right) was a virtuosic violinist in his own right, playing professionally in the court of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. He taught both his children, Wolfgang and Nannerl, and made a name for the family as touring musicians. His violin book, Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule, was highly influential in its day.
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