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Elizabeth Jane Timms


Mozart: Locked In at Bertramka?

Local Prague legends say that W. A. Mozart was locked in a room at least twice in the Bohemian capital as a playful exercise to compel him to compose something. The fruits
March 29, 2024
View of Prague in 1785 Wikimedia Commons

When Mozart Met Casanova

The tradition that Mozart met Casanova in 1787 is another of Prague’s mysteries. Trying to explore whether they did in the absence of good evidence means that inevitably, the same legends are
November 1, 2019
Palais Pachtuv

Mozart and the Palais Pachtuv in Prague

Oral tradition acquires in time, of course, its significant historical value, however little actual evidence exists to corroborate it. Such traditions weave themselves like threads into part of a much richer tapestry,
August 3, 2019
Mozart letter

Mozart’s Letters and Prague

Mozart’s letters are unique. Like those of any composer, we are given a rare insight into the man behind the music, in his own words. We are so used to ‘hearing’ Mozart
September 13, 2018
Olomouc Dolni Namesti

Mozart in Olomouc

Olomouc’s connections with the childhood of W. A. Mozart are both rich and poignant, resulting in musical composition, and a lasting legacy – although at first glance, it is a legacy less
April 8, 2018
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