A feast of Mozart at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Mozart was not short of confidence or self-belief

12th June, 2016
The Heath Quartet will be playing ten string quartets and five string quintets by Mozart at the festival

‘Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.” So said Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when once grovelling for the favour of a commission from a royal personage.

The man was not short in confidence or self-belief in proclaiming his genius as a musician, but nor was he reluctant to admit the fact that he worked very hard at his job (without believing there was anyone better...

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