Music: The Giant's Son

His mother called him Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Jr. Why not? He was the second surviving son of a great composer, and it was a name certainly worth preserving. The only problem was that when Mama made the decision, the boy was well along in childhood and already had a name: Franz Xaver. Wolfgang Jr. or just plain Franz? It was a dilemma that plagued the young Mozart most of his life (1791-1844). Having studied with such notables as Hummel and Salieri, he was a talented enough musician to make his piano debut at age...

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