Five short pieces for strings
inspired by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was eight years old, he toured Europe with his father Leopold. He performed in many cities and presented as a wonder child. While travelling he composed, as always under the stern supervision of his father. During his stay in London (1764) he composed 33 short pieces, some of which he did not finish. The London Sketchbook (KV 151-15ss) has been retained until today and is a brilliant display of Mozart's talent as a young boy.
How would Mozart have composed, if he lived today? Or if he was not committed to the ridged rules of composition dictated by his father? What if he had more harmonic or rhythmic freedom? These adaptions may reflect how such pieces could have sounded.
Mozart was named at birth Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. The name Amadeus was used later in his life.