Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


A famous Maestro and harpsichord player could not be persuaded that Mozart was as celebrated for improvisation as was said. He challenged him to a public contest and the two professors went to the Chiesa della Passione where there were two organs. Wolfgango Amedeo took the themes which the other professor played on the first organ and improvised on the second in a way that can only be described as divine.

[see notes!]

Elogio Storico di Wolfgango Amadeo Mozart [US-NYp *MEC(Mozart), pp. 25-8
Folchino Schizzi
1817 [refers to December 1772]
Mozart’s participation at this time in an organ improvisation contest is not recorded in the family letters or other documents!