About the monument: Information from salzburgerland.com: “In 1835, Salzburg native Sigmund von Koflern and author Julius Schilling, an immigrant from Poznan, began an initiative to build a Mozart monument (Mozartplatz square).With donations from the people of Salzburg, the commission for the monument was awarded to Munich sculptor Ludwig von Schwanthaler and the royal caster, Johann Stiglmaier. On September 4th, 1842, with Mozart’s two sons attending – Constanze Nissen, Mozart’s widow, had passed away on March 6th, 1842, in Salzburg – the ceremonial unveiling took place. In honor of his father, Franz Xaver Mozart, known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (the son), conducted a ceremonial cantata which he had composed himself, based on motifs from his father’s compositions.”

It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Posted by Ali Nihat Eken

Teaching at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

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