Each and every one of us is shaped by the place where we spend our earliest years. Mozart was no exception. Although one of the first true cosmopolites of classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a native of Salzburg, Austria, and it was in this picturesque city at the foot of the Alps that “Wolferl” took his first breaths and played his first notes. It was there, in the comfort of a happy home in the city’s old town, that the talent of one of the world’s most beloved composers was first discovered and that his genius came to be. In her video series Mozart Snapshots, Katie explores the composer’s relationship to his home town through fun-filled conversations, insightful interviews and once-in-a-lifetime visits to interesting locations in Salzburg that have a special connection to Mozart and his family, then and now.
Mozart Snapshots is a collaboration with Colorado Public Radio. Episodes are featured Wednesdays on Midday Mozart with Karla Walker and are accompanied by a recording of the complete major piano works of Mozart performed live by Katie in the Marmorsaal of Schloss Mirabell. Project will continue through spring 2023.