Piano Concerto No.2 in E flat major, op. 25, III. Allegretto (Rondo)
Henri Sigfridsson, Gunhard Mattes
Franz Xavier Mozart (1791-1844).
Also known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jr., he was the youngest child of six born to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his wife Constanze; he was also the younger of his parents’ two surviving children. A composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher from the late classical period his musical style was of early Romanticism.
Born in Vienna, five months before his father’s death he was baptized Franz Xaver Mozart, from birth on he was always called Wolfgang by his parents. He received excellent musical instruction from Antonio Salieri and Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and studied composition with Johann Georg Albrechtsberger and Sigismund von Neukomm. He learned to play both the piano and violin.
Like his father, he started to compose at an early age. Unlike his father, he was introverted and given to self-deprecation. He constantly underrated his talent and feared that whatever he produced would be compared with what his father had done.