A musical genius? No, Mozart was just a hard-working boy

[The Observer, 1 January 2006]
It was Albert Einstein who said that ‘as an artist, or a musician, Mozart was not a man of this world’. Certainly the composer’s extraordinary talents have never been in doubt: he could master a minuet and trio on the piano in half an hour when he was just four years old, and he wrote his first opera at the age of 12.
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