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Mozart, Minuet in F major, K 4, Harpsichord
Born in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the most celebrated child prodigy. At the age of five, he was already composing little pieces, playing them on the harpsichord to his father who wrote them down. Maria Anna, Wolfgang's elder sister, later recorded: "In the fourth year of his age, his father, for a game as it were, began to teach him a few minuets and pieces at the clavier.... He could play it faultlessly and with the greatest delicacy, and keeping exactly in time...." Here is Minuet in F major, K.4, a relatively fast and colourful piece by Mozart.