Composer of the week: Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)

Exploring the life of Wolfgang Amadeus’s lesser-known father

TV & Radio Information
BBC Radio 3
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:00

In the first of a five part series Donald MacLeod discovers the life of Leopold Mozart, whose remarkably successful career as a composer is largely overshadowed by his son.

Few of Leopold Mozart’s works are heard today, aside from a popular Trumpet Concerto and Toy Symphony. The week of programmes demonstrates that this does not do justice to a man who composed many symphonies, concertos, chamber and sacred works, which certainly influenced the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Episodes are repeated at 6.30 pm.

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