The voice of Classic FM’s weekday mornings, John Suchet delves into the life of the most naturally gifted composer who ever lived. Mozart’s story is well-known: Austrian born, with a tyrant of a father who drove him relentlessly, an unhappy marriage to a spendthrift wife, a childlike character ill at ease amid the pomp of the Viennese court, and an early death that robbed the world of genius. Yet only the last is true.

John uncovers the man behind the many myths, breathing new life into the story of the boy genius, revealing a complex character, yet one who always remained comfortable with himself and at ease with his gift. His musical legacy may be immortal, but the man behind the music was gloriously human.

This makes for an inspiring, educational and interesting talk. 

Includes an interval.

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  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Tuesday 19th April. Tickets go on general sale from Thursday 21st April. 
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