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Mozarthaus Review

This is Mozart's only still-existing abode in Vienna. Equipped with an excellent audio guide and starting out on the third floor of the building, you can hear about Mozart's time in Vienna: where he lived and performed, who his friends and supporters were, and his passion for expensive attire—he spent more money on clothes than most royals at that time. The second floor deals with Mozart's operatic works. The first floor focuses on the 2½ years that Mozart lived here, when he wrote dozens of piano concertos, as well as The Marriage of Figaro and the six quartets dedicated to Joseph Haydn (who once called on Mozart here, saying to Mozart's father, "your son is the greatest composer that I know in person or by name"). For two weeks in April 1787, Mozart taught a pupil who would become famous in his own right, the 16-year-old Beethoven. Save on the entrance fee by purchasing a combined ticket for Mozarthaus Vienna and Haus der Musik for €15.

Updated: 03-10-2012

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