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Happy birthday to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! This grand piano is attributed to Johann Schmidt of Salzburg, a friend of the Mozart family, whom Leopold Mozart (Wolfgang's father) helped to secure the job of court organ and instrument maker in Salzburg. In the 1980s, an extensive cleaning revealed the initials of Wolfgang Mozart scratched inside long ago. It is possible that Mozart played this piano in Salzburg. http://met.org/1Pivtb8 Attributed to Johann Schmidt (1757?1804) (Austrian) | Grand Piano | ca. 1790?95
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