Composer of the week: Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)
Exploring the life of Wolfgang Amadeus’s lesser-known father
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.