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This podcast episode brings to life the music scene in Mannheim in 1777 where the 21-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had ventured with his mother with the aim of developing his career.

The extensive correspondence between family members richly reveals the cultural scene in Mannheim. We tell this story through a sampling of musical works by Mozart and his composer colleagues and selected readings from the family missives.

Written, narrated, and produced by Suzanne Stumpf and Daniel Ryan
 

A video version of this episode can be seen here.

Performers:
Suzanne Stumpf, Classical flute
Sarah Darling, violin
Marcia Cassidy, viola
Daniel Ryan, cello
 
Music performed:

(in background) W.A. Mozart: Allegro from Quartet in D Major for flute and strings, K. 285
Christian Cannabich: Andante from Quartet in A Minor for flute and strings, op. 1, no. 4
Ignaz Holzbauer: Andante assai from Sonata da Camera in F Minor
Johann Baptist Wendling: Allemande (Presto) from Trio in D Major, op. 5, no. 6 
(in background) W.A. Mozart: Adagio from Quartet in D Major for flute and strings, K. 285
Josef Myslivecek: Andante from Divertimento in A Major
W.A. Mozart: Rondeau from Quartet in D Major for flute and strings, K. 285