Mozart 40

In 2006, throughout the classical music world and far beyond, people will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

As a curtain raiser to a year of celebration Radio 4 looks at Mozart and his music through 40 insights and ideas covering every angle of his extraordinary life and legacy.

Mozart 40 includes tips from top players, the latest in Mozart research and the future of Mozart in performance.

We also draw on 70 years of the BBC archive to trace the many ways in which people have tried to understand and explain the extraordinary influence of his life and music.

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In 2006, throughout the classical music world and far beyond, people will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

As a curtain raiser to a year of celebration Radio 4 looks at Mozart and his music through 40 insights and ideas covering every angle of his extraordinary life and legacy.

Mozart 40 includes tips from top players, the latest in Mozart research and the future of Mozart in performance.

We also draw on 70 years of the BBC archive to trace the many ways in which people have tried to understand and explain the extraordinary influence of his life and music.